We have a number of garages for rent around the borough. You can rent a garage from Solihull Council even if you don’t rent a council home.
If you are one of our tenants and would like to apply for a garage you must have a clear rent account (at least for six weeks in a row). Likewise, if you already let a garage from us, you must have a clear garage rent account before you can register your interest in another.
How to rent a garage
To rent a garage from us you will need to register with www.solihullhomeoptions.org.uk
Council tenants or those who have already applied to be on the housing register through Solihull Home Options, please use your existing Personal Identification Number (PIN) and date of birth to log on and apply for a garage.
If you have not registered with Solihull Home Options before you will need to visit the website and select ‘Login/ My Account’ followed by ‘Register’. Please ensure you have an active email address as we will use this to communicate with you. Once you have registered you will be given a PIN. Please keep a record of this as you will need it to log on to the site in future.
We don’t need to know why you would like a garage – you can rent one even if you do not have a car, possibly for storage.
Once your application has been approved you will need to bid for a garage online via Solihull Home Options. Once you have bid for a garage of your choice we will then email you to let you know if you have been successful.
Cost of renting a garage and how to pay
All garage payments must be made by Direct Debit.
A garage costs £7.00 per week for tenants and £8.40 a week for non-tenants (the rent is more expensive for non-tenants because non-tenants pay VAT whereas tenants don’t).
We have a limited stock of new larger garages in Blair Grove, Sheepclose Drive and Blenheim Road. The prices for these are £10.49 per week for tenants and £12.59 for non-tenants.
VAT is a tax charged on most goods and services in the United Kingdom. HM Revenue and Customs receive the money collected, not the Council.
You are liable to pay VAT on the garage rent if you do not pay rent for the property that you live in to the Council.
So, if you are an owner-occupier and do not pay rent to the Council for your home, you have to pay VAT at the standard rate, currently 20%.
Unfortunately we are not able to advertise all available garages within the borough at the same time, so it will be up to you to visit the Solihull Home Options website as frequently as you can to check on what is being advertised and if there us a garage you wish to bid for. Priority will be given to disabled council tenants. All others applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis.
Please do not place a bid if you have no real intention of renting any of the advertised garages as this causes delays in the selection process. If you do place a bid and it is successful you will be sent an email confirming this, however it may go to your spam folder so please do check this.
Notification of an offer is only sent if your bid is successful. If your bid is unsuccessful, you will not receive notification.