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Parking and garages

We manage over 2,000 garages and issue parking permits to residents who live on our estates.


You will need to apply for a parking permit online to park on one of our housing estates. Find out more about resident parking in Lewisham and how to contact parking services.


The garages we manage are let to tenants and leaseholders living in properties managed by us, as well as to other residents who live in the borough of Lewisham.

Who is eligible?

We maintain a waiting list of applicants for garage spaces on an estate/area basis. Anyone over the age of 18 living in the London Borough of Lewisham can apply to rent a garage but priority will be given to existing tenants and leaseholders of Lewisham Council.

New applicants will be considered in the following order:

  1. Disabled tenants/leaseholders (blue badge holders) on the estate where the garage is situated
  2. Other tenants/leaseholders on the estate where the garage is situated
  3. Other tenants/leaseholders on neighbouring estates
  4. Tenants/leaseholders of Lewisham Homes from all other estates
  5. Anyone else whose principal residence is in the London Borough of Lewisham


Garages in Lewisham may be charged at different rents to reflect demand in different areas. These will be reviewed from time to time. All charges are exclusive of VAT, which will be charged to non–tenant/non–resident leaseholders.

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application form

How do I pay to rent a garage?

We only accept payment via Direct Debit or a standing order, with one month’s rent in advance.

If you are unable to pay the rent charge for your garage, it is important that you contact us straight away.

Please also tell us of any changes to your contact details in case we need to contact you about your garage.

I’ve been served a Notice To Quit (NTQ) what does this mean?

You will have received a Notice To Quit if you are in four weeks rent arrears for your garage. If your arrears are not cleared within 14 days of receiving the NTQ, the garage locks will be changed and the garage will be repossessed. You'll need to pay a fee of £70 and re-sign for the garage.

My garage has been broken into – what do I need to do?

First, contact the Police to obtain a Crime Reference Number or a CAD number. Then contact our Repairs team with this information so they can carry out any necessary repairs.

Terminating your garage licence

You must give one week’s advance notice by completing our garage vacation form, emailing housingenquiries@lewisham.gov.uk or writing to Garage team, Lewisham Council Housing Services, Laurence House, London SE6 4RU.

We ask you to make sure that all items from your garage are removed and that it is left clean. Any costs incurred for clearing or cleaning the garage will be recharged to you.


For repairs to your garage, please contact our Repairs team on 0800 028 2028 or by using My Lewisham Homes.