We have a number of garages available for rent in the borough.
How much does it cost?
Council garages in the borough can be rented by both tenants and home owners. The weekly rental price as of 1 April 2013 is summarised in the table below.
|Garage Pricing Structure
|| Garage Site Charges
||Fob Entry Garage Site Charges
| Local Resident
||£10 per week
||£12 per week
| Borough Resident
||£12 per week
|| £14 per week
| Out of Borough customer
|| £22 per week
||£27 per week
A local resident charge applies to a resident who lives within close proximity to the garage site, otherwise a Borough Resident charge applies.
Who will maintain the garage?
We maintain garage structures.
How do I make a payment?
Payment can be made in person through Post Offices, or through the Cash Office at the Civic Centre
and the Barking Learning Centre
. Alternatively, you can pay by:
How do I end my existing tenancy?
- Automated 24 hour telephone service (020 8227 2050)
- Cheque (which should be sent, with your rent reference number on the back, to Rent Accounts, Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN)
- Credit or debit card over the telephone (020 8227 2926 or 2924)
- Direct Debit (020 8227 2926)
- Online payments
- PayPoint These can be accessed in the newsagents, petrol stations and post offices which display the PayPoint sign
- Voluntary deduction if you work for the council (020 8227 2926)
To end a garage tenancy, you must hand the garage keys into the office where the tenancy agreement was signed. You will then be given a receipt for the keys, and the tenancy will be stopped a week after the following Monday.
Who do I contact if I am interested in renting a garage?
If you would like to apply to rent a garage within Barking and Dagenham, please contact Barking and Dagenham Direct at the address shown. Please see the list below for current garage locations.
Where rent arrears rise to an unacceptable level or an account is in arrears for too long, we may decide to repossess the garage. Unlike house and flats, we do not have to apply to courts for a Possession Order. We operate a policy of automatic repossession should a third Notice to Quit be served on a garage regardless of whether the account is subsequently cleared.
Should a garage be repossessed and be found to contain goods, the tenant will be contacted and asked to removed them. Should we have to clear the garage, the cost of the clearance along with the cost of a lock change should one have been necessary, will be charged to the former tenant. This is in addition to any arrears outstanding. Most arrears cases can be dealt with relatively simply provided tenants get in contact early enough. Ignoring the situation can only make matters worse.
Due to the low level of rent compared to a house or flat, some may regard garage rent as low priority. However, we have a duty to recover all rent owed to us to fund the services we provide. We are also required to maintain overall levels of outstanding rent including garage rent, within limits set by central government.
Where rent arrears rise to an unacceptable level or an account is in arrears for too long, we may decide to repossess the garage.