HOW TO APPLY FOR GARDEN KEY
Residents who have legal access to the communal garden are those with properties with a front facade facing the square and are paying a garden fee that is reflected in council tax bill and also tenants in long term lease (defined as more than a 12 month contract). For more detailed information, please refer to Garden Square Legislation which is regulated by Kensington Improvement Act 1851 and Town Gardens Protection Act 1863: Read more.
Please email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. As an initial check, please email a copy of council tax and tenancy agreement (for tenants). Once an applicant is verified to have legal access to the garden, please follow the procedure below:
1. Download and fill out an application form:
2. Need to agree to abide by the bye-laws:
3. Provide a valid photo ID (passport or driver’s license).
4. Provide copy of Council Tax Bill. For you to have legal access to Ovington Square Gardens, the council tax bill should include a garden charge.
5. Please pay £270 by fund transfer to:
Account Name: Ovington Square Garden Committee.
Reference: Your address.
Bank details to be confirmed in email.
The payment represents £250 deposit (fully refundable upon return of the key) and £20 to cover the cost of key.
6. Please provide us proof of payment.
7. Submit all documents to Emelie Martin by email email@example.com with subject as NEW KEY.
8. The Garden Committee will review the documents and once approved a new key will be issued to the applicant. Original signed application form should be submitted when collecting the key.
If any resident is found to have passed a key to someone not a resident on the garden and therefore not entitled to access, that key will have to be returned without refund and the resident will forfeit any future right to a key.