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Garage rentals and parking spaces

Please refer to the relevant section below for the correct contact details:

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Adur - Locations across the Adur District

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Adur Homes has around 1,000 garages within its housing estates across the Adur district. If you need somewhere to park your car or you are looking for storage space why not rent one of our garages?

As well as being used for the storage of taxed and roadworthy private motor vehicles, garages can also be used for other vehicles including small vehicles, bicycles or to store tools and garden equipment.

Please note that the garages do not have their own electricity supply. Some licensees have added their own solar-powered lighting for better access and for additional security.

Please also note that Adur District Council accepts no liability for items stored in our garages and would recommend that owners of personal property stored in Council garages purchase their own insurance. You will be expected to take out adequate insurance cover on all items of value stored in the garage, and all such items are kept at your own risk.

Garages with red doors

Charges are as follows:
(from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020)

Standard Size Garages:

  • £10.29 for Adur Homes Tenants/Leaseholders
  • £12.35 for Non-tenants (including £2.06 VAT)

Smaller Garages:

  • £7.49 for Adur Homes Tenants/Leaseholders
  • £8.99 for Non-tenants (including £1.50 VAT)

Parking Spaces:

  • £4.96 for Adur Homes Tenants/Leaseholders
  • £5.95 for Non-Tenants (including 99p VAT)

Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2019.

Find out more about reasons for varying rates of VAT below.

Applying for a garage

Please note that due to high demand for garages in the area the waiting list for garages is currently closed. The situation is continually being reviewed

When the waiting list reopens you will be able to use the following forms to apply for a garage or end a garage tenancy. Please note that if you are an Adur District Council tenant you need to be fully up to date with your rent payments to rent a garage. We will check this before we make you an offer.

If you receive an offer to rent a garage we will need you to accept or refuse the offer within ten working days. If you do not respond within ten working days, this will count as a refused offer and unless you advise otherwise, your name will be removed from the waiting list. We will only make you a maximum of three offers of a garage. If you refuse all three offers, we will cancel your application and remove your name from our list. You will have to make a new application to reapply.

As soon as you accept the offer, please email or call 01273 263030 to arrange a mutually convenient time to come to Portland House in Richmond Road, Worthing to sign the paperwork and collect the keys. Please bring proof of address and photographic ID with you to the appointment.

Making a payment

After the initial payment of four weeks rent in advance is taken at the sign-up meeting, all new garage tenancies must be paid by monthly in advance by Direct Debit. You will always be in control and will know in advance how much and when will be debited from your bank account. The Council offers a number of Direct Debit cycles for garages on the following dates each month: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Before applying to rent a garage please read the:

For all new tenancies, after the initial payment taken at the sign-up meeting, payment of garage rent must be made by monthly Direct Debit.

If you are interested in applying of a garage or parking space please complete the online application form:

Please note that due to a high demand for garages, the waiting list is currently closed

Did you know: that tenants of garages are entitled to use the Adur Tenants' Self Service Online to view their garage rent account.

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VAT on Garages

Guidance from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says that:

“The letting of a garage or parking space separately from the letting of a dwelling is standard-rated for VAT”.

This means that if you rent a garage from Adur District Council (ADC) and you are not a council housing tenant then the standard rate of VAT will apply to the garage rent. The standard rate of VAT applies even if the garage is used for storage.

This VAT is then passed on to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs as per the VAT laws. However, if you rent your home (dwelling) from Adur District Council and then rent a garage from the council in conjunction with your home, then there will be no VAT charged on the rent for the garage.

Dwelling rental through a local authority (council) is classed as non-business for VAT so rental of a garage to an ADC tenant is classed the same and no VAT is charged.

This is not an issue that can be resolved by ADC and any questions should be raised with HMRC (where you can find out more about VAT).

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End garage tenancy - Adur Homes

You can use the following form to end an Adur Homes garage tenancy:

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Southwick Square, Adur - for residents and traders only

There are a number of garages available for rent in Southwick Square for residents and traders of Southwick Square only. These are dealt with by the Estates Team.

Please contact the Estates Team regarding garages in Southwick Square:

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Worthing Homes offers some garage rentals, for details please see:

Parking spaces

Worthing Borough Council lets parking spaces in Augusta Place, Worthing. Any vacant spaces will be advertised on this page:

  • Parking space available in Augusta Place, Worthing
    Current fee: £975 plus VAT per annum

Please contact the Estates Team regarding parking spaces to let in Worthing:

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