Residents rent parking to rugby fans

Residents rent parking to rugby fans

Residents close to venues hosting the Six Nations are cashing in by renting out their unused parking spaces to rugby fans.

The tournament attracts large crowds, meaning there is a big demand for parking on match days.

Savvy homeowners have cottoned on to this demand, earning a little bit of extra income in the process.

Grenville Corke, who lives near Twickenham Stadium in London, rents out two spaces on his driveway for £15 per car per day.

"There were some reservations initially, because I was having to collect the money from the parkers on the day and there was no guarantee they would arrive," he says.

But he says he has had no problems with parkers, describing them as very pleasant and easy to get on with.

Scott Robertson, who owns a property close to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, is also cashing in. He first heard about the idea of renting parking spaces in a newspaper, and is now doing so for most major events, not just the Six Nations.

It is a win-win situation for fans as well, who pay much less to park than they would in official car parks. They also avoid having to scrum around for a space.

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