HOW TO APPLY FOR GARDEN KEY

 

A. Eligibility.

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.

 

B. Procedure.

Please email request to ovingtonsquarecommittee@gmail.com. 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 ovingtonsquarecommittee@gmail.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.

C. Reminder.

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.