Pier Village Retail Hut Rentals

There are two sizes of huts 3m by 3m at an annual rent of £2500 and 3m by 4m at an annual rent of £3000. All Huts have electricity but only selected Huts have running water and grey water waste disposal. There are , however, a number of water taps on site with a communal grey water disposal point

Rent payments are required to be paid direct into the Trust’s bank account by the first of each month and for 2017 are phased over the year as follows. Payments include VAT at 20%.

Monthly Prices

Size Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
3×3 £300 £300 £300 £300 £300 £300 £300 £200 £100 £100 Nil Nil
3×4 £360 £360 £360 £360 £360 £360 £360 £240 £120 £120 Nil Nil

If the keys are obtained on or before the 15th of the month then 50% of the monthly rent will be due but if obtained after the 15th then no rent will be due until the 1st of the following month.

A deposit of one month’s rent is payable before keys will be issued as well as any part rent due as above.

Tenants can trade all year round between 9:00am and 6:00pm except in bad weather conditions when the Pier may be closed for safety reasons. On a few occasions the Pier may be closed for special events or for maintenance work.

Tenants must have access to email as all contact is done via that medium.

New leases are for a period of one year but the Trust will accept a two months’ notice of termination.

There is no right of renewal after the lease term has ended. A waiver to this affect must be signed before a lease can be issued.

Signing of the lease and other paperwork can not take place until at least fourteen days from acknowledgement of the paperwork – legal cooling off period.

Before signing can take place a current Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5m) must be submitted to the Trust.

Before trading can commence the lease and associated documents must be signed by a Trustee and the prospective Tenant.

The deposit and any initial part rent can be paid in cash or cheque to the Pier Office in order not to delay the commencement of  trading, but all other payments must be paid direct into the Trust’s Bank Account whether it be by cash, cheque, bank transfer or standing order.

Payment of Electricity is separate either by prepayment card meter (cards purchased on the Pier) or by credit meter (monthly invoice will be sent, to be paid within fourteen days of the invoice date).

The Tenant is responsible for paying any business rates due or if applicable for applying for any exemption.

Safety is of utmost importance and the Health & Safety Operations Manual that will be sent with the lease papers should be read and understood and any actions required must be carried out before commencing trading.

The Trust may on occasions make offers of rent reduction and different payment periods but these only apply to Tenants who have signed their lease before the  28th February.

If you wish to apply for a Tenancy then please complete the form below

To apply for a Pier Hut please complete the form below and email to Herne Bay Pier Trust