Woman shares ‘easy’ driveway parking tip that brings in £50 a month
THIS nifty parking trick could net you some extra cash – a woman can make up to £50 a month doing it.
A Cambridge woman has increased her income simply by renting out her parking space online.
There is an ongoing cost of living crisis, forcing many Britons to save money wherever possible.
The Express reported that Christiane Pearl was making money from her own parking space through the online site YourParkingSpace.
Christiane explains: “A friend of mine told me about it – it seemed like a simple idea with very little effort.
“My main goal was to make some extra money as I was doing small part-time administrative jobs that paid hourly, so the idea of making a small income but not actually having to do anything seemed like an aha moment.”
“Every time a car was parked, I felt like I’d won an award,” she told YourParkingSpace.
Christiane added: “I normally make £30-50 a month and in 2022 I made over a few hundred pounds but anything over £0 is a bonus for me as I’m usually paid hourly.”
Harrison Woods, CEO of YourParkingSpace, commented on Christiane’s success and even emphasized this great benefit of the additional income – especially given the ongoing financial crisis.
Her home town, like many others across the UK, has expensive car parks or residents-only spaces.
Can I rent my pitch?
In many areas there is a high demand for parking spaces. So renting out your driveway can give you some much-needed cash.
However, it is worth checking government guidelines. Not every parking space can be rented.
Accordingly savings expertsome local governments have charged high planning application fees if you want to rent your space.
But it added that the Government says renting out a car park without planning permission in England is fine, provided it’s not a nuisance to neighbors and there are no other major concerns.
The gov.uk The website says: “It should be possible to rent parking spaces without a building permit, provided there are no planning law concerns such as public nuisance to the neighbors.”
You also need to check if there are no planning conditions or restrictions on renting rooms.
There are other things to check as well.
Make sure you have a contract, you’re definitely a renter, your insurance, mortgage terms and taxes allow it – and if you’re renting, confirm that your lease allows it.
The evening standard Londoners who make extra money by renting out their driveways and car parks could reportedly be fined up to £20,000 if they don’t get planning permission.
So be sure to check the rules before renting out your extra space.
Meanwhile, Britain’s most expensive municipal car parks have been unveiled.
Local authorities have been accused of treating motorists like a “money cow” while trying to increase parking fees amid a cost of living Crisis.
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