Rent a garage from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Garages to let

There are a limited number of council-owned garages and parking spaces available to rent in Royal Greenwich. You can apply to be put on a waiting list to sign up for the next available garage or parking space.

What does it cost?

Rent must be paid by monthly Direct Debit.

Prices are graded A to C according to the standard of the garage and its location.

Monthly garage rent for council tenants and leaseholders
Garage type First month Subsequent 11 months
Grade A £8.13 £8.05 per month
Grade B £19.01 £18.84 per month
Grade C £37.98 £37.63 per month

Rents are higher for people who are neither council tenants nor leaseholders, as the total amount will include VAT.

Monthly garage rent for people who are not council tenants or leaseholders
Garage type First month Subsequent 11 months
Grade A £9.70 £9.66 per month
Grade B £22.84 £22.60 per month
Grade C £45.60 £45.16 per month

A 20 per cent discount is available for households with a disabled person living there.

Prices may be subject to increase in the future.

How to apply

Apply to rent a garage or parking space

Who gets priority?

Garages are allocated according to priority and then by the date of the application. Priority groups are described in the table below.

Descriptions of priority groups for council garage allocations
Priority group Description
Group A A household where any member of the household is disabled and the residents are Royal Borough of Greenwich tenants or leaseholders.
Group B Current garage tenants whose garage is being closed down, for example, to allow for site development, or their garage is non-repairable.
Group C A household suffering car-related hate crime or domestic violence and the allocation of a garage is a recommendation of the Multi-Agency Panel.
Group D Current Royal Greenwich tenants and leaseholders living in close proximity to the facility and members of their household where this is their permanent home.
Group E1 Other residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich who are registered disabled.
Group E2 All other residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Group F All applicants who live outside the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Group G Requests for second garages for current RBG tenants and leaseholders and members of their household.

Please note: These facilities are not available to Royal Borough of Greenwich staff for employment related parking. Staff will be treated as non-residents.

Priority for people with disabilities

We give priority to people with mobility and sight impairments, or households with a member who has such impairment. 

If you believe you would be eligible for priority, you will need to provide original copies of the following documents when you are accepted for a garage or parking space:

  • blue badge
  • proof of receiving the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • proof of being registered blind or partially sighted
  • proof of having a Motability vehicle
  • proof of receiving a War Pensioner's mobility supplement
  • proof of receiving Attendance Allowance.

Arrears - if you are in debt to the Council

If you are in debt to the Council, for example if you are a tenant with rent arrears or a leaseholder with service charge arrears, your name will not go onto the garage waiting list until your account is clear.

If you rent a garage from us and your account falls into arrears, we may repossess the garage.

Terminating your garage rental

If you wish to terminate your garage rental, you must contact the Royal Borough of Greenwich and give us at least a week's notice. The notice period must end on a Monday.

Please phone the Tenancy Support team to discuss this.

  • You will need to come in to one of the Royal Borough's service centres (The Woolwich Centre or The Eltham Centre) to fill out a Garage Termination form and return your garage keys.
  • Keys should be returned by 12 noon on or before the date at which the notice period comes to an end, to avoid the £100 charge for a lock change.
  • You should ensure that when keys are returned that the garage is clear of any belongings as you may be charged for the clearance of any items that remain past the expiration of your notice.

In the event that you are served with a Notice to Quit due to non-payment you will also need to follow the same termination procedure.

Garage termination procedures are the same for tenants of Royal Greenwich and non-tenants.