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Council Garages

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has approximately 6,000 garages to rent around the borough, which are managed by the Garages Team in the Finance department.


The garages are let on a weekly tenancy and there are two rates of garage rent, dependent on the location of the garage. The majority of garages are let at the standard rate of £10.36 (plus VAT if applicable) per week. However, a small number of garages, in less popular locations, benefit from a discounted rate of £8.48 (plus VAT if applicable) per week.

Campus East garages are now let at a premium rate of £15.58 (plus £3.12 VAT if applicable) per week.

VAT is charged on all garage letting's, however, in certain circumstances, council tenants and holders of a long lease from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council may benefit from an exclusion from paying VAT.

The council is responsible for all maintenance and repairs carried out on the garage, via our repairs contractor, which is included as part of the tenancy. Please see our Garage Repairs section for further information.

There are a number of ways you can pay your rent, including Direct Debit, over the phone or online. Please see our Garage Rent section for further information.

If you are interested in renting a garage, please complete an pdf icon online Garage Application Form [106KB]. Once we have received your fully completed garage application form, if there is not a waiting list for the area where you would like a garage, you will receive an acknowledgement to your application within two weeks. Due to high demand for council garage, we anticipate it will take approximately 8 weeks to receive an offer.

This form is also available to print off from this page, from the council's offices or from the Garages team.

In some areas of the borough garages are in great demand, and there may be a waiting list. Holders of a blue badge will be given priority over applicants. We do however, have many areas where we have garages that do not have a waiting list. Please see our Roads with council garages page.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Garages Team on 01707 357000 or by email.

  • Roads with council garages

    The council has a number of garages, some recently refurbished. The garages are available for keeping a vehicle in and for domestic storage.

  • Paying your garage rent

    Rent is due every Monday for the week ahead and is payable for every week of the year.

  • Garage repairs

    We have an external contractor who deals with all the maintenance and repairs on council-owned garages.

  • Terminating your Garage Tenancy

    If you wish to terminate your garage tenancy, you are required to give the Garages Team at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council one weeks written notice by letter or by email.

  • Asbestos

    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council carried out a condition survey on all the council's garages and the results showed that some contain asbestos in their roofs.

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