Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about renting, selling or management of lock-up garages? Here’s the answers to some of those we get asked regularly.

How big are the garages?

Most are the standard size which is approximately 16ft x 8ft (4.9m x 2.4m) however, some sites may vary.

How is the rent paid?

The fee is collected quarterly in advance on the quarter days ie 25th March, 24th June, 29th September and 25th December, by Direct Debit. 

What should I consider when using a garage for storage?

If used for storage, we always suggest that, like with storage of any item, it is advisable for it to be placed off the ground and on pallets, and not stacked hard against the walls, to allow ventilation; items should be sheeted with polythene.

What is the deposit?

The current deposit for lock-up garages is £250 which is refundable when the garage is given up if the Licence Agreement terms have been complied with - ie left clean and tidy with locks in place and correct notice to vacate given.

How much notice do I have to give to give up the lock-up garage?

Standard notice is one clear quarter's (3 months) notice; for example if you wish to give up the garage on the 25th March quarter day you should have served notice before the previous quarter day (25th December). See the Licence Agreement for further details.

Do I have to pay rates on my lock-up garage?

Currently, rates are not applicable on lock-up garages.

Who insures my goods?

The Letting/Managing Agent or the Landlord does not accept any responsibility for motor vehicles/goods stored in the garages, nor the use of any access/egress and we therefore suggest that if insurance is required you contact your own insurers. See the Licence Agreement for further details.

How can I find out more?

Please call our Lettings Department on 0118 975 9455 and speak to one of our Estate Managers who will be pleased to help.

What are freehold ground rents?

Freehold ground rents are created when a building is built or converted into multiple accommodation units. The individual flats are then sold individually on a lease drawn up by the developer, which can vary in length. The developer (freeholder) retains the ownership of the land that the building sits on and charges the lessees a small annual ground rent.

What are reversionary ground rents?

Reversionary ground rents are where the leases have under 80 years left. There’s a high demand for these types of properties, so we’re always keen to discuss how we can achieve the best price for your property.