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Beach Huts

The Council has 68 sites that are rented out on a long term basis to beach hut owners. The sites are on the Promenade and an area at Merley Road both at Westward Ho!

  • Q

    Who can rent a site?

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    Residents and non-residents can rent sites but they provide and maintain their own beach huts. The Beach huts are very popular and all sites are rented out at present.

  • Q

    How can I obtain a Beach Hut?

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    You will need to join our waiting list. As soon as a beach hut owner informs us that they wish to sell their beach hut, we provide a copy of the waiting list to the seller who may then contact you. The sale of the beach hut structure itself is then a private agreement between the buyer and seller. Our interest lies in the rental of the land on which the beach hut sits.

  • Q

    How much will it cost me?

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    The Beach Hut owner will decide the selling price of the hut. The Council charges a site rental that is payable in advance each year from 1 April. The passing rental for the 2017/18 financial year has been set at £410 + VAT per annum. (£492 inclusive of VAT at 20%). We also have to charge National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) on your beach hut.

  • Q

    How much is the National Non-Domestic Rate charge?

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    The 2010 to 2017 Rateable Value for Beach Hut sites has been set by the Valuation Office at £620. The rates payable for all Beach Huts for 2017/18 is £288.92 for the year. You may also be entitled to claim Small Business Rate Relief which could attract a reduction in your rates bill. For more information about Non Domestic Rate charges, please contact the NDDR team on (01237) 428985/428986 or email: businessrates@torridge.gov.uk

  • Q

    Do I need Insurance?

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    Yes, it is a condition of your tenancy that you insure your beach hut. Supplier details can be found using the link below

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    How do I get further information?

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    For further information or to add your name to the waiting list please contact our Estates Officer on (01237) 428738 or email: property@torridge.gov.uk