Garages and stores

If you are in need of more storage apply for one of our 5000 garages and outside storage cupboards (stores). You don’t have to be a council tenant to rent a garage or store from us.

  • Garages are 16 feet long by 5 feet wide and 6 feet high at the entrance
  • Store cupboards are 6 feet by 4 feet

Rental costs

An upfront payment of four weeks' rent is required when collecting the keys for the first time

Current fees until 11 December 2022

Reduced rate applies to council tenants only.

Description
Details
Full Price
Reduced Price
Age
Service:
Crawley Homes
Activity/Item:
Garages
Description:
Rental
Details:
per week
Full Price:
£15.23
Reduced Price:
£11.46
Service:
Crawley Homes
Activity/Item:
Stores
Description:
Rental
Details:
per week
Full Price:
£2.00

Fees from 5 December 2022

Type
Crawley Homes tenant
Private tenant
Non-Crawley resident
Type:
Garage
Crawley Homes tenant:
£13.06
Private tenant:
£17.36
Non-Crawley resident:
£20
Type:
Store
Crawley Homes tenant:
£2.28
Private tenant:
£2.28
Non-Crawley resident:
£2.28
Type:
Each additional garage
Crawley Homes tenant:
£14.56
Private tenant:
£18.86
Non-Crawley resident:
£21.50

How to apply and pay

All new garage tenancies must be paid by Direct Debit. 

You will know in advance how much will be debited from your bank account and when.

Garage and storage cupboard direct debit amounts are calculated by working out the number of Mondays in the month. Each month will either be 4 or 5 weeks. 
 

Apply for or cancel a garage or store Pay for your garage via Direct Debit

Garage rental questions and answers

What are the new rates?

See new fees table above.

Why have the garage rents increased?

Our costs are increasing so the additional income will minimise the need for future reductions in our services and help to pay for much-needed repairs to our garages.
 
Renting our garages is still extremely good value, costing lower than the market rate, and we remain confident that we are one of the cheapest councils for garage rental, particularly after others have applied their increases this year.

If I don’t want to pay the increased rent, what can I do?

It is your choice whether to accept the new tenancy agreement being offered to you at the increased rent. If you decide you do not want to accept the council’s offer, then by the date of the notice to quit you need to cancel your garage and return the keys to us. Details on how to do this are in the how to cancel section below.

What happens if I don’t sign and return the new tenancy agreement to the council?

The council has served you with a notice to quit which will end your garage tenancy on the date specified. If you do not return a signed copy of the new tenancy agreement, the council will take this to mean that you no longer wish to rent the garage, and we will repossess the garage by changing the locks. You may be charged for the storage of any items found in the garage when the locks are changed and for the costs of you not returning the keys.

Are there any discounts?

No. There are no longer any garage discounts on offer.

Will my Housing Benefit cover my garage rent?

No. 

I need to speak to somebody about my garage rent account

You can hopefully find the information you need here. However, if you need to speak to somebody, please call 01293 438354.

My garage needs a repair

If you have a myCrawley account you can request a repair online. Alternatively, call the Crawley Repairs Team on 01293 438111, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

How long does it take for an application to be completed?

We aim to complete applications within seven working days.

Can I transfer my garage to a friend/relative/partner?

No, you cannot assign/transfer a garage to someone else. However, if you wish to give up your garage tenancy, and provided there is no waiting list for the garage area, it may be possible for your friend/relative/partner to rent your old garage. This would involve them signing a new tenancy agreement with the council. Any enquiries about this should be made in writing via email to garages@crawley.gov.uk or by post to Garages, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ. We’ll then make a decision and arrange any necessary documentation.

If stored items get damaged is the council liable?

No. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate insurance for any items.

How many garages can I rent?

You can rent as many as you like as long as all rent accounts are kept up to date. There are no discounts on offer and you may be charged extra for a second or third garage (see the rates on this page).

Can I buy my garage?

No.

How to cancel

If you decide you no longer want your garage or store, you can cancel it online. There is a link below.

After you complete the form, remove all belongings and ensure that the garage is completely empty, then return both keys to Crawley Borough Council. If you have lost one of the keys you will be charged for a replacement, or alternatively you can get a second key cut yourself and return both the original and the newly cut key to us.  

Apply for or cancel a garage or store