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    Background

    ParkLet was established in 2004 by Luke Kelly to offer an effective marketplace and management service for the letting of parking spaces and garages and today it is the UK’s largest parking space letting agent.

    The company has arranged over 10,000 rental contracts and has over 20,000 parking spaces available to rent immediately across the UK. ParkLet provides a fully managed letting service including matchmaking the tenant and landlord, preparing contracts and monthly rental collection. ParkLet’s rental prices are up to 20 per cent cheaper than other comparable season tickets and tenants can choose between a 5 and 7 day rental week.

    The business started out from personal experience: founder Kelly was becoming increasingly frustrated with parking arrangements at Chelmsford Railway Station: costs increased well beyond inflation, there was no guarantee of a space and his car was constantly being damaged by other motorists. Kelly literally took matters in to his own hands and knocked on the doors of local residents and negotiated a price for parking on someone’s driveway. ParkLet grew from there as people liked the idea of making extra income from otherwise idle space. They also felt positive about the security aspect: having a car parked on the drive all day gives the impression that the property is occupied.

    ParkLet currently has spaces to let across all major towns and cities in the UK. The average value of a space (per annum) outside London is £1,019 and £1,848 in London. Towns and city centres drive the highest rental income as they tend to be near offices and shops. However areas near railway stations, busy hospitals and leisure attractions can also demand higher rental income.

  • Coverage

    BBC2 Working Lunch, Click to watch the live interview, 11th May 2009.

    Parking Review, What is a driveway worth?, March 2009.

    Look East, Click to watch the live interview, 31st March 2008.

    Suffolk and Essex Online, 'Drives to let' firm tackles parking woe, 5th September 2007.

    BBC Radio Essex, Click to listen to the live interview, 5th September 2007.

    Manchester Evening News, This space for hire..., 12th December 2006.

    Times Online, Parking Permitted, 5th November 2006.

    Luton News, Save money on parking and aid the needy too, 11th October 2006.

    Leeds Evening News, Boom time for firm that fills a parking space, 23rd September 2006.

    Yorkshire Evening Post, Park with pleasure - in a rented space, 1st September 2006.

    Batley News, Parking scheme starts up, 31st August 2006.

    Docklands News, ParkLet helps fight battle against growing parking problems, 26th April 2006.

    Financial Times, A key to lock-up fortunes, April 2006.

    Cosmopolitan, Boost your earning potential, April 2005.

  • Press Releases

    30th June 2009
    Liverpool tops league table for most profitable area (outside London) to let a parking space.
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    2nd June 2009
    Commercial landlords see benefit of renting out property and parking spaces separately.
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    27th May 2009
    Renting out a driveway in SW3 (Brompton) worth up to £6,500 per year.
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    8th April 2009
    Save 20 Per Cent On Season Ticket Parking with ParkLet.
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    25th February 2009
    UK’s first parking space price-guide tool launched by ParkLet
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  • Media Contacts

    If you would like to speak with us to find out more about our business, provide hi-resolution photos, or arrange case studies for you, please feel free to call us.

    Verity Winsbury
    Sales Director
    verity.winsbury@parklet.co.uk
    0844 7454977

    Luke Kelly
    Managing Director
    luke.kelly@parklet.co.uk
    0844 7454977