Hey there all you renters, landlords, property owners and managers. As it gets generally colder and wetter across the nation, unless you’re one of the tenacious few who refuses to stop biking no matter what, you’re probably going to be driving more. Even if you live somewhere where the climate mostly stays the same, you still probably drive a lot. So listen up to the Hometown Rant’s guide to parkin’ your whip.
Here in America, a car is a symbol of individual freedom, and having a place to park it is one of your rights as a member of society. This right, however, is not found in the constitution. Parking is a right guaranteed by an even higher order of document–the rental lease agreement.
Obviously, parking will depend on the type of rental property in question. Apartments or Condos may have designated spaces in a communal lot, whereas houses or other standalone properties might have a driveway and/or garage. Location also makes a big difference–downtown will be hard to find street spots, whereas out in the country you could be like this guy.
Parking is a hot commodity, so landlords and property owners should make sure to advertise it when posting properties for rent. If the property you’re trying to rent out doesn’t have included parking, maybe look into how you could work it out so your tenants have a consistent place to leave their rides.
As a renter, it’s important to look for rental properties that have the space for your vehicles, and also to be realistic about it. If you rent a place with two parking spaces and have three people with cars plus guests driving over, you’re going to constantly be searching for street parking to the point that it could put a strain on your relationships. Don’t lose friends or significant others because they park you in all the time.
If all else fails and you have to scramble for street parking, just practice parking like these guys for a while and you should never have to worry again.
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