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    • AG47
    • By AG47 14th Apr 18, 8:19 PM
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    Hiring your car out and earning from it?
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:19 PM
    Hiring your car out and earning from it? 14th Apr 18 at 8:19 PM
    There are a few websites now like air b&b but for your car.

    Drive.co.uk is one of them.

    Can you hire out a lease car on one of these sites?

    Even if your not supposed to, how would they know?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 14th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    There are a few websites now like air b&b but for your car.

    Drive.co.uk is one of them.

    Can you hire out a lease car on one of these sites?

    Even if your not supposed to, how would they know?
    Originally posted by AG47
    Nah. Not for me.

    Too much risk of



    RE: leasing, check the terms of your lease agreement but i doubt they would allow it.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th Apr 18, 8:29 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:29 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:29 PM
    There are a few websites now like air b&b but for your car.

    Drive.co.uk is one of them.

    Can you hire out a lease car on one of these sites?

    Even if your not supposed to, how would they know?
    Originally posted by AG47
    Do you seriously need to ask?
    Last edited by neilmcl; 14-04-2018 at 8:32 PM.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 14th Apr 18, 10:47 PM
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    • #4
    • 14th Apr 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:47 PM
    There are a few websites now like air b&b but for your car.

    Drive.co.uk is one of them.

    Can you hire out a lease car on one of these sites?

    Even if your not supposed to, how would they know?
    Originally posted by AG47
    How would they find out? Well they might get a bit suspicious if numerous S172 notices come through for traffic offences. There is probably an insurance aspect to this too.

    Plus why would you want to be risking a car you are responsible for? How would you ensure that the car was properly insured and that there wasn't a massive write off shortfall. What if you hired it to someone who didn't have proper insurance? Then you'd be permitting, also. How many worms are in that can?
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 14th Apr 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:52 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Op had some kind of connection to the website they have pushed.

    Edit: Checking their other posts makes me even more suspicious.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • loskie
    • By loskie 15th Apr 18, 6:52 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 6:52 AM
    anyone who engaged with such companies would be mad as a box of frogs.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
    TBH, I couldn't see the sort of organised "service" the op was referring to on that website. If seen other websites touting this kind of thing but one of the first thing they tend to do is check that the "lender" of the vehicle actually owns it, so I don't see how it would work.

    UPDATE - I get it know, he must be referring to https://www.drivy.co.uk/ not drive.co.uk as he posted.

    At the end of the day, whether you own or lease do you want to hand over the keys to your car to a complete stranger and take on all the associated risks that go with that.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 15-04-2018 at 9:15 AM.
    • John-K
    • By John-K 15th Apr 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:40 PM
    There are a few websites now like air b&b but for your car.

    Drive.co.uk is one of them.

    Can you hire out a lease car on one of these sites?

    Even if your not supposed to, how would they know?
    Originally posted by AG47
    You post quite a few stupid questions, do you not think stepping away from the site and putting a little effort into improving your written English would be a better use of your time?

    You are never going to be able to no,d down a good job if you cannot write as an adult is expected to, which I suppose is why you need hare brained schemes like this to keep your head above water.

    Come on man, get your life in order. Have a look in the mirror, sort yourself out, and make that change.
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 15th Apr 18, 12:49 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:49 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:49 PM
    The insurance and the like (AA break down) in undertaken by the renting company I believe.


    Ok, so lets say the car is wrote off. Will you be telling the leasing company the truth or telling porkies.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 15th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
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    It seems the O/P is some sort of fantasist who is on income support and on 20 a week is going to lease a car then rent it out

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5828352

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5828372
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 15th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
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    You are never going to be able to no,d down a good job if you cannot write as an adult is expected to,
    Originally posted by John-K

    Somewhat ironic I would say.
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 15th Apr 18, 5:22 PM
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    Who would actually rent out their own car knowing that many people who hire cars generally drive them 'like they stole them' and the phrase 'the fastest car on the road is a hire car' will obviously come from similar..... stay away.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th Apr 18, 6:47 PM
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    Who would actually rent out their own car knowing that many people who hire cars generally drive them 'like they stole them' and the phrase 'the fastest car on the road is a hire car' will obviously come from similar..... stay away.
    Originally posted by JP1978
    I guess the OP's thinking is that it's not his car in the first place then why should he care.

    I don't think the OP quite gets the idea though that regardless of whether he's the owner or not he still bears all the legal responsibility of the vehicle whilst it's supposedly in his possession. Also, even if insurance for the driver/hirer is taken into account during this kind of service I'd still bet the OP's own insurer would take issue of him hiring the car out in this way and he could well find his policy invalidated or indeed cancelled.
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