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Any websites to find lockup garages?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by saitrix, 18 May 2006.

  1. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Hi,

    I am wondering whether anyone knows how you find lockup garages to rents. Any ideas?
     
  2. atomiser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 May 2003

    Posts: 1,845

    Get in touch with your local authority - probably best to go to your District Council, rather than County Council. My landlord has just rented a single garage down the road from the house for £5 per week.

    Alternatively, the local rag is sometimes a good place to look.

    I know it's not websites like you asked for, but it's a start!

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. aztechnology

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,503

    Location: Oop North

    Depends where you are, and what kind of lockup you want.

    For standard garage sites, you r local council would be a good place to start. for Lockups and workshops, look in the Local propery papers, that's where I got mine a while ago.
     
  4. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    All i need is a garage to store a car really.
     
  5. aztechnology

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,503

    Location: Oop North

    Local council then, their rates are a lot cheaper than my lockup was, and you won't have to bother with council tax for it.

    If you can't acutuall y get one online, your local council website should give you contact details to apply for one.
     
  6. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Brilliant :D, any idea what sort of price region we are talking about?
     
  7. aztechnology

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,503

    Location: Oop North

    spose that depends where you are,

    I'm in Kirklees (up north) and I have 2 garage plots, one with a garage and one without, they cost me £40 apiece annually. The prices are increasing at 9% until 2007( or 8) then inflation linked thereafter. I do have the extra cost of actually putting a structure on them, but cheapo 2nd hand concrete sectional gages can be had for £150.

    I've got them until I no longer want them, or the council want them back. (They could decide to put housing on them I suppose, bu I think the ones I have are pretty safe). If I ever want rid of the plots, I have to remove the structures, in practice though I'd just sell the structures in place to the next tennant.

    As a comparison, we where paying £120 a month for a private Lockup used as a domestic garage. It would fit 4 cars and still have some space to work. We had it for a couple of years, but the council suddenly decided we should be paying business rate tax on it and wanted about £2000 in back tax. We got them to wiave the back tax, as we where originally told it was exempt, but they then want £800 a year in tax, so we packed it in.
     
  8. F355

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2003

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    Location: Hampshire