I already rent a council garage
Useful information while you are renting a garage from us.
What we expect from garage licence holders
We expect you to:
- create a BRUM account to manage your tenancy
- report any repairs immediately
- pay for any additional locks you have fitted to your garage
- keep your keys safe during your tenancy
- return all keys to us at the end of your licence
- leave your garage empty when you move out
Paying the rent for your garage
We prefer you to pay your rent by Direct Debit. You must always pay your rent in advance. You can pay:
- every week
- every fortnight, or
- every month
If you cannot pay your garage rent, you must contact our rent collection team immediately. We will try to help you.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 0121 675 2006
Request a repair for your garage
Tell us about any garage repairs as soon as possible.
Email us: HousingRepairs@birmingham.gov.uk
Call us: 0121 216 3330
We treat repairs as ‘non-urgent’ unless the condition of the garage causes a health and safety issue.
We will only carry out repairs to a garage if we believe it is economical to do so.
You will have to pay to repair any damage:
- you or your visitors have caused, or
- that is not due to fair wear and tear
Moving out of your garage
Your garage tenancy is a weekly tenancy. You can end it at any time by giving us a week’s notice in writing.
Any notice runs from the Monday after we receive it. The tenancy will end seven days after this.
You must pay the rent (and any other charges) until the day the tenancy ends.
There is more about ending your garage tenancy in our terms and conditions.
Rubbish and fly-tipping
If anyone has dumped rubbish or fly-tipped in the communal areas near your garage, you should report it. We will arrange to get it removed.
Rats, mice, and other pests
If you see rats, mice, or other pets in or near your garage, you should report it.
Terms and conditions
There is more about renting a garage from us in our terms and conditions.
Page last updated: 19 September 2023