Lock-ups are fixed existing structures, constructed of concrete panels, on designated sites. Lock-ups cost £17.66 a fortnight (this charge is subject to VAT if the tenant of the lock-up does not rent their home from Fife Council).
A garage site is where you lease the land on a designated site (approx. £50 per annum) and you place your own timber garage to our specification on your designated plot.
If you decide you no longer wish to rent the garage site, you will need to remove the garage and return the land to us in the condition you received it. If you do not, you will be re-charged the cost of this.
Lock-up qualifying conditions:
- Applications will not be considered for a lock-up or garage site if you have any outstanding accounts with us (for example rent, council tax etc)
- Applications will not be considered if you are under sixteen years of age
- You are not permitted to carry out any business or trade of any description in or from the lock-up or garage site
- You are not permitted to store petrol, oil or any other flammable or explosive material in or around the lock-up or garage site
For anyone looking for information on lock-ups or garages, please scroll on the map to find locations. The Lock-ups and Garages Map below currently has a technical fault within the system. This means the status of lock-ups shown may not be a true reflection of availability.
You can use the link to apply for a lock-up at the bottom of the page to fill in an application, and someone from Fife Council will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, you can enquire at your local Customer Service Centre.
No, we will not accept an application even if you have an agreement in place. You will need to clear all outstanding monies before you apply.Back To Top
No, we do not allow arrears to build up on lock-ups. This means if you miss a payment, you will immediately receive a warning letter. You will be given three arrears letters. The third one is a final notice to quit, stating that if balance not cleared, tenancy will be terminated and locks will be changed.Back To Top
Refer to our map linked above.
If there are no available lock-ups in the area you are looking for, you will be added to the waiting list for that area.Back To Top
Specific lock-ups can be requested, please refer to our map linked above for an indication of where lock-ups are.Back To Top
As the lock-ups can differ in size, customers can take keys to inspect lock-ups for suitability prior to accepting an offer.Back To Top
Lock-ups can be used for one private car and/ or for storage only and for no other purpose. You are not permitted to carry out any business or trade of any kindBack To Top
One month’s rent when signing up, then monthly by direct debit ensuring that your rent is paid two weeks in advance.Back To Top
Yes, subject to availability.Back To Top
No. At present we are not selling any lock-ups.Back To Top
Yes, you would have to complete an application to transfer.Back To Top
Yes, subject to availability in the area of choice.Back To Top
No. You would need to check your car insurance policy. If you are storing goods it unlikely that it will be insured through your house contents as it is not part of your house boundary.Back To Top
You can fit a new padlock to the lock-up but you must not damage the door.Back To Top
No alterations are permitted.Back To Top
As lock-ups are not secure tenancies we currently would allow a member of the household to take over the tenancy, provided they do not have any arrears. We would only allow extended family or neighbours to take it over if they follow the correct process of applying and there is no waiting list for this area.Back To Top
If you no longer wish to rent your lock-up, you must provide us with two weeks written notice and remove all your belongings before returning the keys to us. If you do not, you will be re-charged the cost of this.
The termination notice document can be downloaded below. Pease complete, print off, and return to a Customer service centre.Back To Top
If your repair is not an emergency, for example, you are unable to access the garage to remove your vehicle, you should report this online via the Request a non-emergency housing repair online form. Please provide your name, address, contact number and full details of the repair required. You'll be sent an appointment via text message if you've provided us with a mobile number. If not, we'll send you an appointment via email. You'll receive details of your appointment within five working days.
In an emergency
If you believe the repair is a danger to health or safety, you should report the problem as soon as possible. Please use the Request an emergency housing repair online form or by using the Chat button at the right-hand side of the page.Back To Top