What defines a garage?

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  1. Is there an accommodation expert who can help me?

    When is a garage a garage or not?

    I am lucky enough to live in a hired quarter. I pay my accommodation monthly but my rent is paid centrally. Not a problem but my car is parked off road in a brick built shelter that has no doors or windows. So is fully exposed to the weather and thieves.

    Does this structure qualify within the regulations as a garage?

    Can anybody please give me an answer with the reference to go from?

    Thanks
     
  2. Three walls, a door and a roof. Okay?
     
  3. I think it goes on if it's physically attached to where you live and you have sole access, you have to pay. If others can park there - then not. If it's not attached to where you live - just hand it back. I think somewhere in the Stats pamphlets, there is a defintion of a garage.
     
  4. can't be more than 50m away from your house
     
  5. Thanks for the real help.

    Turns out I have a portico???
     
  6. Sounds like you have a car port - the good news is that it shouldn't cost as much a day as a garage.

    As long as the rain is falling vertically then your car should stay dry as well - A winning situation all round :lol:
     
  7. Sorry for the delay, just registered and saw this post.

    The document you want is JSP 315:

    http://www.defence-estates.mod.uk/publications/jsp/jsp315/volume1/17.pdf

    This sets out the minimum standard for a garage. If you are getting billed for a garage and it doesn't come up to this standard then you can apply to have the charges reduced.

    Hope this helps.