We have a number of garages across the borough that are available for rent. 

To rent a council garage, you must be over the age of 18 years.

More information can be found on the garage sites in Charnwood webpage.

Council garage features

  • The standard size of garages is 8ft x 12ft, although there are exceptions throughout the borough. 
  • T-handle type garage door locks are fitted as standard and two keys are supplied.  
  • External lighting is provided at some locations, however, the majority of our garage sites are remote and so are away from a power source. 

Cost of renting a council garage  

The cost of renting a council garage varies depending on the location and size of the garage. Currently, rents for council garages range from £6.77 to £10 per week (excluding VAT). 

Rent must be paid a week in advance. Garage tenants who have fallen into arrears and who persistently miss rent payments risk losing their garage. 

Click How to Pay Your Rent for further details.   

Apply for a council garage

Please note: You do not have to be a Charnwood resident to rent a council garage in Charnwood.

You can make a garage waiting list application by completing our Garage Application Form (Word Document, 0.1 Mb) and returning it to:

Housing Needs
Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
LE11 2TT

Or request an application form by calling 01509 263151.

Self-build garage plots

We also have a number of garage plots - without garages - that are available to lease for £60 + VAT for one year. Payments to lease a plot must be made in advance.   

For more information about leasing a self-build garage plot, please contact Claire Westrup on:

Claire Westrup
Tenancy Services
Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
LE11 2TT

Tel: 01509 634666
Email: claire.westrup@charnwood.gov.uk

Last updated: Mon 17th April, 2023 @ 13:11