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Old 4th Apr 2008, 15:38   #1
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Anybody rent a garage/lockup?

If you do, how much do you pay, and how did you go about finding it?

(I know some of you do from the 'show us your garage' thread)

I'm so jealous of some of you!

Im desperate not to sell my jdm fleet but with the crap weather we've been having and the lack of space i cant work on them anywhere near as much as i'd like.

They're just sitting there rusting away

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 15:57   #2
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I'm looking into it at the moment.

Found a nice place on an industrial estate... could fit about 6 cars in there, think it's about £200 a month.

Have a word with the council, look in the paper, go for a drive around other lock-ups and see if there are any available units.
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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:01   #3
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I'm paying £50 a month for mine. But I've got power, lights, drainage and almost water and I can do pretty much what I want in there/to it. Its pretty long and tall too (room to suspend kayaks from the roof). And there are no garages in Lancaster. Far too many terraces!

I just rang the landlords in the area to see what they had. £200 for a 6 car unit isn't bad going, I always assumed they'd cost more than that. Would be worth getting a few mates together.

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:01   #4
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http://leicester.gumtree.com/leicest...ce_2880_1.html
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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:19   #5
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Good info so far fellas. £200 a month is a bargain for a lockup of that size.

I've tried the council who turned out to be pretty useless. I'll give the industrial estates a go over the weekend.

Good link Ste but they're too small or too expensive! Thanks though will keep checking it.

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:20   #6
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i used to pay £15 a week for my double garage

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:24   #7
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i used to pay £15 a week for my double garage
But being in backwards Devon doesn't count.

I'd have though looking in the local papers should bring up some stuff, also google can be handy, but lots of places may not have anything done on the web, so I'd check local area (by visiting places) and also the papers.

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:31   #8
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... and almost water ...

Does that mean you just get to keep any condensation

I rented one off one fo the wifes friends for £5 a week. She was quite fit and single, so I often thought I might be able to pay... in another way

Seems she had other thoughts on the matter

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:40   #9
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The amount that was coming through the roof at one point you'd not be far off! Fixed now thank god. I can hook up a hose next door so its like water...but less convenient.

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 11:48   #10
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Found a load of council lockups today on a local industrial estate. I called the number but nobody answered.

Got a feeling they'll cost a fair bit though. Will go out again later.

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 11:59   #11
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My local council want £8.50 + VAT a week for a garage at the end of the street I live on.

I didn’t bother because I have a two car drive (not many people do where I live) and also the people that already rent them park vans etc in front of the garages, so it would be a nightmare actually getting into it a lot of the time.

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 12:18   #12
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We just had a rent increase on ours where we keep the caraven. It went from £30 a year to £50 a year, the robbing gits..

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 12:22   #13
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I rent a single garage off the council for 6 quid a week.
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Old 5th Apr 2008, 12:24   #14
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im going to have to look into this. Would love some garage space.

My cousin was offered a share for £10 a week last year. But the lad who was sorting it all out proved not to be trusted unfortantly.
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Old 5th Apr 2008, 12:28   #15
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I rent a garage from my local council, cost me about £7 a week i think it is.
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Old 5th Apr 2008, 14:54   #16
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I rent a single garage from wulvern housing for £9. I would really like a double garage though, it just isn't big enough.

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 15:21   #17
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£7.50 + VAT per week, for the garage i rent from the council.
its quite literally across the road from my house, but its quite small and really not enough room to work in, but its peace of mind having it in there rather than out on the street.

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 15:40   #18
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I used to pay £30 a month for a big garage (fit 2 cars plus lots of junk) which was alright I suppose.

Got my own garage now but it's too bloody small to do much work in.


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Old 5th Apr 2008, 15:52   #19
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Further to my above post, me and a few mates have just got ourselves a place.

£250 a month, which works out at £20 a week for each of us.

Quite a big place, fits 4 cars and the price includes water and electricity.
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Old 5th Apr 2008, 16:42   #20
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Rent a garage with a mate for 8 pounds a week from the council and split it between both us. Use it mainly for tinkering or when one of us goes abroad for peace of mind. It's a lot better then working on the side of the road with weird people looking at you. It actually served as a bed one night because i got too drunk, my misses was fast asleep and i had no keys! ><. Multi-functional

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 16:45   #21
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Further to my above post, me and a few mates have just got ourselves a place.

£250 a month, which works out at £20 a week for each of us.

Quite a big place, fits 4 cars and the price includes water and electricity.
You are paying 1k a year for a garage.


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Old 5th Apr 2008, 17:10   #22
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You are paying 1k a year for a garage.
What's the problem?

It's not exactly a garage, it's a unit. It has power, water and can fit lots of stuff in there.
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What's the problem?

It's not exactly a garage, it's a unit. It has power, water and can fit lots of stuff in there.
Just a lot of cash really.


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Old 5th Apr 2008, 17:25   #24
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It's not for the amount of use I'll get out of it
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It's not for the amount of use I'll get out of it
Fair enough if you think you will use it lots then thats good.


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You are paying 1k a year for a garage.
I'm paying £516 Per Annum / £43.00 Per Month for a tiny lock up garage for one of our cars. As has previously been said it's basically for piece of mind overnight knowing my cars going to be safe.

I've already offered to buy the garage from our local council but they've refused, suppose it makes more sense financially if someone continuously pays monthly rent

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I'm paying £516 Per Annum / £43.00 Per Month for a tiny lock up garage for one of our cars. As has previously been said it's basically for piece of mind overnight knowing my cars going to be safe.

I've already offered to buy the garage from our local council but they've refused, suppose it makes more sense financially if someone continuously pays monthly rent
Oh I agree if you are going to be using it ever night then thats fine, not sure if agw will though, could be wrong.


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Old 5th Apr 2008, 19:28   #28
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I need space for at least 2 cars with room to work on them too. Which bumps the price up and the difficulty in finding any!

My uncle (and 3 of his mates) pay £400 p/m (between them) for a unit big enough to fit 10 cars! Also has W/C, office, hot/cold water, electricity and attic space for storage! And a large yard big enough for another 10 or so cars! Bit of a bargain but i think its a case of 'right place, right time'.

Need to find myself something like that only on a slightly smaller scale! lol

The search continues!

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Old 5th Apr 2008, 19:37   #29
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You are paying 1k a year for a garage.
its cheap, when buying a flat in our block a parking space is 10k.

there is a multistorey down the road that rents spaces at £999 a year.

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Oh I agree if you are going to be using it ever night then thats fine, not sure if agw will though, could be wrong.
I'm not getting it as a permanent place to park my car, I'm getting it so that I can do big jobs without the need to leave the car in bits on the street.

I know I won't use it all of the time, but having the unit there will be beneficial to me as I'll be able to work on the car any time of the year whatever the weather.

The way I see it, £20 a week isn't a lot of money, because in the long run it'll pay for itself. I won't need to cart the car off to a bodyshop for some spray work or a mechanics to get the clutch/gearbox changed.

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