The current weekly charge for most Housing Executive garages is £6.66. A review of all of our garages showed that 12% had a charge less than this. This difference in charging was because of the way that rents were set in past years.
We asked Land & Property Services to review our garage stock to determine if the differences in garage rent charges were fair. Their findings confirmed that although differences in charging could be justifiable on locational grounds, we do not use location as a factor when applying rental charges to our properties.
The £6.66 charge is based on a standard rent applied to the garage stock that we took over from the Council and those garages that we built. It has been subject to an rent increase every year.