Frequently asked garage questions
Before you apply for a garage please read these frequently asked questions.
Who can apply for a garage?
Anyone can apply for garage whether you are a resident of Network Homes or not. Priority will be given to those who live in the area where the garage is requested.
How much does it cost to rent a garage?
The cost of a garage rental varies depending on location with average rent of £58 per month (with discounts for residents of Network Homes). When you sign a garage tenancy, we’ll ask you to pay for the first month’s payment up front and to set up a regular Direct Debit.
Please be aware that rents increase every April and are due to go up by an average of 1.1%.
Where are the garages located?
We have many garages across Hertfordshire including:
- Stanstead Abbotts
- Local East Herts villages
What can I use the garage for?
Our garages are designed for cars. You can use for storage but please be aware that this is at your own risk and we’re not responsible for any damage to your belongings.
Is there a maximum number of garages I can rent?
The maximum number of garages that you can rent out at any one time is three.
How do I apply?
Complete our online form selecting which garage(s) you would like to rent.
If you’ve been successful, we’ll be in touch with you in seven working days.
To be eligible, you must not have any debts with us.
What repairs will you do and what won’t you do?
- Lost garage keys and keys snapped in locks
- Garage roof
- Doors (including opening mechanism)
- Paint work to door
If your rented garage becomes unusable or insecure as a result of a needed repair, we may be able to offer you an alternative garage to use or offer you a refund for rent charged (We will only offer a refund if we are unable to repair the fault outside of 31 days.)
Do the garages have electricity?
The garages do not have electricity.
Is there a restriction on how long I can have a garage for?
Your garage rental is open ended.
Can I swap garages?
Yes, we can arrange for you to move from one garage to another or swap with another garage rental holder. You will need to sign a new tenancy agreement and set up a new account for your new garage.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
How do I give notice to end a garage contract?
We require two weeks’ notice that you wish to hand the garage back to settle. We can accept an email or signed letter giving us this notice. We’ll close down your account from the next Sunday after the two weeks’ notice period has expired and keys have been returned.
Please ensure you clear the garage of all belongings before returning the keys to our offices. You will be recharged for any clearance that settle have to arrange, if you have left items behind.
Please contact us at HertfordNeighbour.AdminInbox@networkhomes.org.uk