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!
- Who can rent a site?
- How can I obtain a Beach Hut?
- How much will it cost me?
- How much is the National Non-Domestic Rate charge?
- Do I need Insurance?
- How do I get further information?
Who can rent a site?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.
How can I obtain a Beach Hut?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.
How much will it cost me?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 2013/14 financial year has been approved by the Community and Resources Committee and has been set at £360 + VAT per annum. (£432 inclusive of VAT at 20%). We also have to charge National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) on your beach hut.
How much is the National Non-Domestic Rate charge?The 2010 to 2015 Rateable Value for Beach Hut sites has been set by the Valuation Office at £300. The rates payable for all Beach Huts for 2013/14 is £138.60 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need Insurance?Yes, it is a condition of your tenancy that you insure your beach hut. Supplier details can be found using the link below
How do I get further information?For further information or to add your name to the waiting list please contact our Estates Officer on (01237) 428700 or email: email@example.com