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    Parkatmyhouse take #2 and does anyone use it/what about allocated spaces in leasehold

    There's a closed thread on LLZ about this going all the way back to 2007.

    Anyway, at that time someone said they were letting out the parking space of their buy to let and recommending others to try this. Some follow up posts picked holes in the idea and that thread died.

    Fast forward and in August 2013 we have a UK government response to local councils trying to either block people renting out their drive spaces or trying to profit from it:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-23558130
    Eric Pickles backs renting of driveways
    ...Mr Pickles described his announcement as a "clampdown on councils introducing a new backdoor parking tax on people's driveways and parking spaces"
    The guidance - to be included in a current review seeking to consolidate planning practice - will make clear that homeowners should be able to rent a single parking space without planning permission "provided there is no public nuisance to neighbours, or other substantive concerns".


    I may soon be the owner of a leasehold BTL with one numbered allocated parking space. If the tenant does not want that space I could charge them less and let out the space... maybe.
    So I wondered if anyone else has tried this and what about leasehold complications?

    #2
    In the case of a leasehold property you are still going to be bound by the terms of the lease.

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      #3
      I haven't looked into the arguments for and against this but it seems to be a thriving website with 'tripadvisor' style reviews.

      I am considering using it to park my car in a couple of weeks time since the 'official' car park of the place I'm going cocked up and it is half the price anyway (£45 for 14 days parking). The one I was looking at had 3 spaces available so the owner probably requires planning permission, but as a customer it wouldn't be my problem.

      I have a property where I let out the 2 parking spaces on a commercial basis but these are on an annual agreement and not on the parkatmyhouse model.

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        #4
        And if the parking space is "demised" to a flat, then the leasholder needs to get permission to "Part with part of the property"

        If renting a parking space application was received here, it would be refused.

        Many reasons for refusal, as it's for the resident of the flat.
        Also when friends come to visit, if a space is not used, then the rented out space is occupied by a none resident, and where do you think the friends will park ? in someone elses space, of course, as that's what people do now, they just don't care, and leaseholders dont care either.

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          #5
          The trouble with the Parkatmyhouse website is that the offerers give hotmail email addresses and then don't respond to your query.

          There is a place that I would like to park at occasionally but it took 6 months for the person to reply last time I contacted them - bit of a waste of time - started going there on the train now instead.

          That would be a bummer if a Flashpark person got a visiting car clamped or fined on a leasehold property. Flashpark advertise on LLZ and I have thought of using them but the recompense in pathetic - I suppose it would stop person parking on the pavement on a private access road near one of my props.



          Freedom at the point of zero............

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            #6
            Apparently the owner is unlikely to require planning permission if renting out the spaces on a casual basis. Leastwise this is exactly what the govt guidelines now say to local authorities.

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              #7
              Explain your statement "I may soon be the owner of a leasehold BTL with one numbered allocated parking space."?
              Are you the freeholder, leaseholder or tenant?
              I think EPs measures will only benefit Freeholders, esp owner-occupiers if non-car owners or holiday property owners.

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                #8
                "I may soon be the owner (not tenant) of a leasehold (not freehold) BTL with one numbered allocated parking space"

                Meaning I may soon be buying a leasehold buy-to-let flat

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JerzyBalowski View Post
                  BTL with one numbered allocated parking space
                  Which is for the use of your tenant and his / her guests, so don't think of renting it out to someone else.

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                    #10
                    When I was visiting the show home of the new development in the show home next door, the developer's sales rep advised that there was already a marketplace in renting out the parking spaces and there was no restriction on doing so.

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                      #11
                      Well, if I was to look at your flat to find there is an allocated / demised parking space for the flat, but you had rented it out, I would walk away.

                      Thinking, the money grabbing Landllord, I can see I'm going to have trouble with this one, how dare he deprive a tenant of a parking space that is allocated for the use of his / her flat. What else is he not going to give me, no repairing the cooker ? washing machine, etc etc.
                      That's the impresion I would get. No other impression is available.

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                        #12
                        This would be all up front, with the prospective tenant offered the option of lower rent if the parking is not wanted.
                        The location is next to a major rail station and has a lot of new builds with no parking whatsoever and not easily available to rent parking locally either. These new builds are selling like hot cakes.

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