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Garage Conditions of Tenancy let for Domestic Storage - Weekly

1. The tenancy is a weekly tenancy. It commences on a Monday and continues from week to week until terminated at any time, by either the Council or the tenant, giving to the other not less than one week’s previous notice in writing expiring on a Sunday.

2. In circumstances whereby the garage can be let by the Council for the sole purpose of storing a motor vehicle you will be required to transfer to an alternative garage, subject to 4 weeks notice.

3. This garage has recently been inspected and at the time, was considered to be in a suitable condition for the purpose of domestic storage. The inspection may have been carried out during a spell of good weather and not necessarily at the time, or immediately after, a period of heavy rain.

4. The Tenant shall:

A. Pay the inclusive rent weekly in advance.
B. At the end of the tenancy (i) leave the garage clean, clear and in a suitable condition for use by an incoming tenant and (ii) return all keys to the garage to the Council’s Customer Service Centre during normal office hours and obtain a key receipt.
C. Use the garage only for the storage of domestic household items or a private motor vehicle belonging to the tenant or his/her immediate family living at the tenant’s address.
D. Keep the garage and its approaches in a clean and tidy condition.
E. Keep the garage secure at all times.
F. Use the garage in a reasonable and responsible manner and report without delay any defect in the garage or its approaches to the Council.
G. At all reasonable hours, and at any time in the event of an emergency, allow authorised employees of the Council or its agents to enter and inspect the premises and to carry out any work considered necessary by the Council.
H. Be responsible for any damage caused by the tenant or other person using the garage with the tenant’s consent or in breach of this agreement.

5. If the garage tenant fails to comply with any of their obligations under Condition 3 above, the Council may carry out the work, the cost of which will be recharged to the tenant and recovered as a debt.

6. The tenant shall not:

A. Use the garage for any trade, business or commercial purposes.

B. Store petrol, other inflammable materials or hazardous substances in the garage or the adjoining area, other than petrol/diesel in the tank of a motor vehicle.

C. Do anything, which is, or is likely to be, an inconvenience or nuisance to the Council, adjoining residents, or the neighbourhood.

D. Park a vehicle on the garage forecourt without the Council’s consent.

E. Make any alterations or additions to the structure of the garage without the Council’s consent

F. Assign or sublet the garage.

7. The Council does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused to a vehicle or other items stored in a garage or any non-maintenance issue.

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