How do I select a lock up garage?
Once you have found a lock up garage site/sites you are interested in, we recommend that you carry out an external viewing of the lock up garage to aid your decision. Please note that some lock up garage sites have security gates therefore access may be restricted.
How do I get access to the lock up garage?
Some lock up garages are fitted with combination padlocks where others have keys. You will be provided with access to your chosen lock up garage once full payment is received and documents have been signed.
How big are the lock up garages?
Most lock up garages are a standard size of approximately 16ft x 8ft (5m x 2.5m), however larger garages are available.
Is a deposit required to rent a lock up garage?
Yes, a lock up garage requires a deposit of £200.00 which, is refundable at the expiration of the rental agreement subject to all clauses being adhered to, i.e. the lock up garage has been left clean and tidy with locks in place and the correct notice to vacate the lock up garage has been served etc.
What does my first payment for the lock up garage consist of?
The initial payment for the lock up garage includes the refundable deposit together with the pro-rata rent, calculated from the date of enquiry to the end of the current billing quarter (see quarterly billing dates below).
How is the quarterly rent for the lock up garage paid?
The quarterly rent for the lock up garage is payable quarterly in advance of the quarter dates, being 25th March, 24th June, 29th September and 25th December. Payment for the lock up garage can be made by cash, cheque, credit card/debit card subject to card charges or alternatively you can opt to set up a standing order. All new tenants are provided with standing order details, existing tenants can be provided with same on request. Please note should you opt to pay by cheque, we require them to have cleared by the due date bearing in mind cheques take 5 working days to clear therefore cheques must be dated at least 7 days in advance of the due date.
What is the minimum period I can rent a lock up garage for?
The minimum period for renting a lock up garage is at least one full month. Most people choose to enter into an on-going quarterly agreement, however, we also offer the option of a shorter term agreement, the shortest period being one month although, this arrangement may be subject to a one-off administration fee of £25.00.
If I choose a short term lock up garage rental do I have the option to extend?
Yes, you can extent your lock up garage rental however, all extensions must be applied for in writing/email prior to the expiration of licence period. The minimum period that you may extend the rental of the lock up garage is one month.
What should I consider when using a lock up garage for storage?
We recommend that if using the lock up garage for storage, like with storage of any item in any facility, items should be placed off the ground and on pallets, goods should not be stacked hard against the lock up garage walls - allowing ventilation, and items are appropriately covered with polythene or similar. We nor the landlord are responsible for goods/contents stored in the lock up garages. It is tenants responsibility for to check on their goods stored within the lock up garage on a regular basis.
Who insures my goods stored in the lock up garage?
We do not accept any responsibility for motor vehicle or goods stored in the lock up garage/s, nor the use of any access/egress and we therefore, suggest that if insurance is required you contact your own insurers. We reiterate you store at your own risk and clearly state our client the landlord and we as letting agents accept no responsibility for damages or theft of your contents and you enter and exit the premises at your own risk.
How much notice do I have to give to vacate the lock up garage?
The standard notice period to vacate a lock up garage is one full quarters written notice, e.g. if you choose to vacate the garage on the 25th March quarter day you should serve notice before the previous quarter day (25th December). We refer you to clause 1 of the Licence Agreement for further details.
Who will I be in contract with if I rent a lock up garage?
We are the letting agent of the lock up garages working on behalf of the landlord. The Licence Agreement for the lock up garage is between the landlord and the tenant. The letting agent is not a party to the contract.
Can I transfer to another lock up garage if the unit or location is no longer suitable?
Should you wish to transfer to another lock up garage, a charge of £50.00 will be levied for this service, in this situation your licence agreement will be canceled on your current lock up garage and a new Licence Agreement will be produced for your signature with reference to the re-located lock up garage
How can I find out more about renting a lock up garage?
To rent a lock up garage please call our office on 01634 582 588 where one of our fully trained lettings consultants will be happy to help you find a suitable lock up garage in the location of your choice, alternatively click here.