Domestic Garage and Car Parking Agreements
The documents below can be used to let a parking space or garage to a person for private, as opposed to business, purposes. The user may park a car there or, in the case of a garage, use it for the storage of household items.
As the leases are to be granted for non-business purposes, they should not be “business” leases and should not therefore attract security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. For that reason, the lease templates do not include clauses excluding the tenant’s right to security of tenure. If a lease or licence to a business user is needed, please see the templates in our Bare Land and Industrial Leases and Licences folders.
Depending on the location of the garage or parking space, the landlord may be able to charge a significant amount of rent. Regardless of the level of rent, however, it is essential to have a written agreement between the owner and the user. If practical matters are considered and documented at the outset, this should reduce the scope for disputes during the term of the lodger agreement.
These Domestic Garage and Car Parking Agreements are drafted using plain English so that they can be easily understood.