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Rent a garage

Apply online for a garage tenancy [online form, opens in new window]

The cost to council tenants is £9.76 per week and for private residents it is £11.71 per week (this includes VAT). A garage can be used to store both vehicles and personal goods.

We will put your name on the waiting list

Once a garage becomes available and you reach the top of the list, you will receive a letter offering the tenancy. We will withdraw the offer if we do not receive a response within three days.

If you decide to accept the offer you will need to call into the customer services centre at the Town Hall. You will need to bring two forms of ID and sign two copies of the tenancy agreement. The tenancy will then start from the following Monday.

Rent is due in advance weekly on Monday. If you do not pay your rent we have the right to end the tenancy and change the locks on the garage. We will bill you for this plus any costs to clear the garage of its contents.

Find out more about making a payment

We will not rent a garage to anyone who has an outstanding debt with us. Consideration will be given to tenants with rent arrears of four weeks or less.

You must keep the garage clean and look after it. You will also be held responsible for the cost of any repairs other than those caused by fair wear and tear.

You must not:

  • carry out any trade or business in or from the garage
  • sub-let or part with possession of the garage
  • make any additions or structural alternations in or to the garage without our consent
  • You must not park in a way to obstruct access to other garages in the block.

We will maintain the garage but any damage (either caused on purpose or accidentally) is your responsibility and we may charge you for repairs. If you fail to take care of the garage we may also charge you for repairs.  We reserve the right to inspect the garage on giving reasonable notice.

Please ensure that you take out insurance  for whatever you store in the garage.

You can log any repair via your Darlington Home Online account [external link]. You can also email us on [email protected] or call us on 01325 405333.

If you want to end the tenancy we will need one weeks notice. You can do this via email at [email protected], alternatively call us on 01325 405333.You can also call into the customer contact centre at the Town Hall.

You must leave the garage in a clean and tidy condition. There will be a charge if we have to remove property/rubbish before the garage can be re-let.

Garage termination form [pdf document]

You can view your rent account by using your Darlington Home Online account[external link]. You can also book repairs and much more on the same site. Alternatively please email us at [email protected] or call 01325 405333. 

Find out more about Darlington Home Online.

How to contact us

There are several ways you can contact us:

Tenants can report emergency repairs to 01325 405333 24/7 365 days a year.

What if I am not satisfied with the response?

We hope that we can work together with our residents and listen to their voices and resolve any problems, but if you are unhappy with the response from the Housing team we have a complaints procedure you can follow and you can contact our Complaints Team by:

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