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Garage Rent Increase Transitional Protection

The Executive Councillor for Housing has decided to extend the transitional financial protection offered to council tenants who rent garages in the higher value area of the city to other city residents who rent garages in this area. The protection will ensure that garage rents go up by no more than inflation plus £2.00 per rent week, plus the prevailing rate of VAT until the full charge is achieved.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities living or working in any ward in Cambridge;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/04/2018

Decision due: 23 Apr 2018 by Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Lead director: Strategic Director (SH)

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Suzanne Hemingway, Interim Assistant Director, Assets and Property Email: Suzanne.Hemingway@cambridge.gov.uk.

Background Information: A report to Housing Scrutiny Committee in January 2018 approved the introduction of higher rental charges for garages in city centric locations. Transitional protection was approved for tenants of council homes who rent garages in these areas as the garages were originally built for the use of council tenants, Following a number of representations, it has been agreed to extend this transitional protection to other city residents.


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