Lofts, garages and sheds


If you are moving into a newly built property, please do not use the loft space for storage as modern roofs are not designed for this. We would generally recommend that loft space is not used for storage as this can increase the risk of condensation forming and damaging your belongings. We also need clear access for any maintenance works. This is a condition of your tenancy.


Some of our homes include a garage as part of the property. We also have a small number of separate garages available to rent. There is normally a waiting list and priority is given to Howard Cottage residents. 

Please note garages should only be used to store your vehicle and should not be used for storage of flammable or toxic substances or any other trade use. 


You are responsible for all wooden, metal and plastic sheds or out buildings that are not part of the original building, including the felt roofing and roof battens.



If any property in your loft, garage or shed is damaged as a result of a leak or flood we are unable to accept responsibility for repairing or replacing any damaged belongings.  It may be worth adding valuable items to your contents insurance policy.