Renting garage space

Content NOT RELATED to the Forum. If you have other non-mercedes content to discuss, this is where to do it.
Post Reply
Rizz280s
C Class
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed 17 May, 2017 11:45 am
Model you own: w108
Region: Western Australia
Location: Perth

Renting garage space

Post by Rizz280s » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 8:52 pm

Hey all,

At the moment I live in a sharehouse in a dodgy area. The Merc is currently parked on a driveway with frequent rain and leaves filling up every crevice - less than ideal! My daily driver got broken into, parked next to the Merc, so I am a little more paranoid than usual - especially as a replacement window for a W108 is probably going to cost a fair bit than for a Falcon.
So what are the solutions? A car cover - though I have not read favourable things about them here. A garage is perfect right?
I have access to a garage (which is currently full of the owners junk) and Im negotiating for the space, so here is the matter at hand.

What is a reasonable price to pay for a garage space in a house you already pay to live in?
$20/week? $10/week? Nothing?

Your thoughts are much appreciated
Rizz

User avatar
TheMadRacoon
C 111
Posts: 842
Joined: Sun 25 Nov, 2012 11:34 am
Model you own: w107
Location: Melbourne

Re: Renting garage space

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi Rizz,

The market usually sets the price: supply vs demand, thiugh off course there are exceptions to the "average" in an area, based on individual circumstances.

So, this may help you arm yourself with information:

https://www.spacer.com.au
Emad,
TheMadRacoon
1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

CraigB
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 4953
Joined: Thu 23 Jun, 2005 1:18 pm
Model you own: I own multiple different models
Location: Hawthorndene (Adelaide)

Re: Renting garage space

Post by CraigB » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 10:17 pm

I don't know the market in your area but just make the comment as a past landlord - good tenants are worth their weight in gold. Someone who looks after your asset, pays your rent, if a tap washer leaks or light globe goes they just do it and save you the hassle or the agent fee, friendly etc etc. and works both ways of course and i always did my best. If your that sort of tenant and its not costing me more then i would give it to you. Landlords are different too though!
Craig Baulderstone
Lurch
280s's
280SE3.5
280SL
350SL
500SEC's
560SEL's

User avatar
Bartman4800
300 SLR
Posts: 1905
Joined: Fri 10 Oct, 2008 12:10 am
Model you own: w111
Location: Perth WA

Re: Renting garage space

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 4:11 pm

I live slightly north of Rockingham.

I live in a small town where big blocks and sheds behind the house are quite common.
They are also affordable.

I am not aware of theft of any cars etc. around the area.
Being a lower socio-economic area makes crooks go to places where money is more abundant (Freo etc.)

Send me a PM if you want to know more...

Bart
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

Rizz280s
C Class
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed 17 May, 2017 11:45 am
Model you own: w108
Region: Western Australia
Location: Perth

Re: Renting garage space

Post by Rizz280s » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 12:25 am

Thanks all for the replies!

The landlord doesn't want to move his stuff and suggested I just get comprehensive insurance (sigh). I'm still a student, I'm not made of money unfortunately. I didn't try to tempt him with any offers, though it's probably what he is hinting at.
I also had an offer from a mate to use his garage, free, as long as I want - but it's a good half hour drive away. It's an option at least.

Thank you also for the offer Bart, I'll keep weighing things up and try to figure something out.

Post Reply

Return to “Off-Topic / Unrelated Chat”