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Frequently Asked Questions

USE MY SPACE strongly recommends that you read this section and follow the guidelines it contains. Because USE MY SPACE acts solely as a Member-to-Member introducer, it is Members' responsibility to satisfy themselves that any arrangement they enter into with another Member is legal and does not contravene any by-laws, covenants or insurance policy conditions.

When arranging a deal we recommend the use of email wherever possible so that both parties have a record of what has been agreed.

MEMBERS OFFERING SPACES

What personal information will you ask for when I register?

We'll ask you to supply some factual and personal details, for one good reason: for your own peace of mind we're sure that you would want us to introduce only bona fide Members to you, so other Members will expect the same level of protection.

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What personal information will other people see?

Members who are seeking a space will see the name of the road that the space is in, the postcode, the availability information you have provided, and any additional information about the space or the locality that you have chosen to supply. You can supply additional information (e.g. your exact address, personal email address and phone number) when a seeking Member gets in touch with you to strike a deal.

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How much should I charge?

That's up to you. We suggest that you research local commercial parking charges in your area for the periods that you are offering space and undercut them.

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How do I collect the money?

That will depend on individual circumstances - if you are not going to be present at the start or the end of the agreed letting period then prepayment by cheque, electronic transfer or Paypal are the easiest options. Otherwise, cash on the day is simplest - in advance, preferably.

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What will I know about the driver?

Their name, address, contact details, the type and registration number of their vehicle, and you can also ask to see their driving licence and vehicle insurance if you wish. (You may need to tell them at the outset that you will want to do this, as not all drivers carry their insurance documents with them, but it is illegal not to have their driving licence with them.)

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What if they don't turn up at the agreed time?

We recommend that mobile telephone numbers are exchanged whenever a deal is struck, so if there is a delay or other problem, you can be in touch. (If they have paid in advance, this will not matter to you.)

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What if they don't return to their vehicle at the agreed time?

Mobile phone again, but if there is a problem they should let you know as soon as they can, sometimes delays are unavoidable and we all know what peak time traffic can be like. If late returning to the vehicle is a recurring problem we suggest you terminate the agreement and re-register the space. The driver with the problem should be encouraged to do a new search with more realistic times in it!

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What if I don't get paid as agreed?

As with any other debt, you could issue a Summons, but it's probably not worth it, so best put down to experience. Most importantly, tell us - unless it's a genuine error or misunderstanding the Member will be named and shamed for every other Member to see.

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What are the insurance implications?

Allowing a Member to use your space should be no different in the eyes of your Home and Contents Insurer from having any other invited guest onto your premises when it comes to your public liability, but if you are in any doubt - check with your insurer.

When you confirm the deal with the seeking Member you should state clearly that you accept no liability for loss or damage to their property or vehicle whilst on your premises. We suggest that you include this phrase in any emails that are sent confirming the booking.

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What about non-freehold properties?

If you own the land where the space is, you should be free to use it as you like, but some covenants and by-laws prohibit the parking of caravans, boats or commercial vehicles, so check it out in your deeds if you are at all concerned.

If you live in a leasehold property, rented a property, or have a designated parking space in a communal parking area you should check if you need the leaseholder or owner's permission before offering your space to rent.

If you register your space with USE MY SPACE it will be on the understanding and the condition that you will have checked and obtained the necessary permissions and that in the event of a Member's interests or property being in any way prejudiced by your failure to do so adequately, you will accept liability for any claim for compensation that he or she may bring against you.

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MEMBERS SEEKING SPACES

What personal information will you ask for when I register?

We'll ask you to supply some factual and personal details, for one good reason: for your own peace of mind we're sure that you would want us to introduce only bona fide Members to you, so other Members will expect the same level of protection.

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What personal information will other people see?

Members who are offering a space will see the name of the road that the space is in, the postcode, dates you are seeking and any additional information about you or your vehicle that you have chosen to supply. You can supply additional information (e.g. your exact address, personal email address and phone number) when an offering Member responds to your enquiry.

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How much should I expect to pay?

That's between you and the offering Member, but expect them to offer a rate below the local commercial parking charges in their area for the periods that you are seeking.

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How do I pay?

That will depend on individual circumstances - if the offering Member is not going to be present at the start or the end of the agreed letting period then prepayment by cheque, electronic transfer or Paypal are the easiest options. Otherwise, cash on the day is simplest - in advance, probably.

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What will I know about the offering Member?

Any details you have asked for. For security, you can also ask to see their driving licence, which will confirm their ID and address. If you do strike a deal, then the offering Member will obviously need to give you the precise location of their space and probably directions as to how to find it.

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What if I'm late arriving?

We recommend that mobile telephone numbers are exchanged whenever a deal is struck, so if there is a delay or other problem, you can be in touch.

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What if I'm late returning to my vehicle?

Mobile phone again, but if there is a serious problem you may be required to pay for the removal of the vehicle if it is causing an obstruction or other inconvenience.

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What are the insurance implications?

Parking with permission and safely on any land should have no repercussions for your motor insurance policy, but if you think that your use of a Member's space is a "reportable usage pattern" (e.g. for an exceptionally long period, or in an area likely to be rated as "risky", then you must inform your insurer.

The offering Member will disclaim any liability for loss or damage to your property or vehicle whilst on their premises in the same way that commercial car parks do.

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What about non-freehold properties?

We have specified that the offering Member only registers a space with USE MY SPACE on the understanding and the condition that they have checked and obtained the necessary permissions and that in the event of a Member's interests or property being in any way prejudiced by their failure to do so adequately, they will accept liability for any claim for compensation that you may bring against them.

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