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Re: [Shop-talk] Renting garage space

To: Scott <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Renting garage space
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 11:08:55 -0400
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There is an organization near Ann Arbor called the "Ypsi Yacht Club"
that operates as a community garage.  They have a couple of warehouses
linked together and rent storage and work bays to members.  They also
have a collection of community tools (Air, a lift, etc.).  It's a
really cool setup for auto enthusiasts and there were a lot of neat
projects going on when I visited their open house.

One of the things I wondered was how they handled insurance, since
they had a big collection of fairly high-dollar cars there and people
working with power tools are bound to injure themselves or somebody
else eventually.


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Scott <> wrote:
> Man, there is NO way I'm letting you keep your car in my garage, whether you
> pay me for that or not.
> At least not without enough insurance to ballast a small aircraft carrier.
> And maybe not even then.
> On 5/9/2013 10:22 AM, PJ McGarvey wrote:
>> Toying with the idea of *considering* bidding on a house with an amazing
>> garage... rest of the house is great too, just has some other issues and
>> the
>> price is a bit high...
>> So to explore way how I might be able to recoup the price of said house -
>> alot
>> of which I think I think are b/c of this garage - I'm wondering how I can
>> go
>> about maybe renting space whether it be just storage or possibly also work
>> space.
>> Garage:Detached, 1300 sq. ft. - will fit 7 cars, I would consider giving
>> up
>> about 4 cars worth.10 years old, has plenty of power, air compressor
>> lines,
>> heat/AC, lighting ... all top notch.  Security system included,   Private
>> cul
>> de sac in nice area.  I've seen the house and garage with a realtor.
>> One of my main concerns would be the neighbors, and not annoying them
>> especially since I'd barely know them upon move in.  So starting out small
>> might be a good thing.  Current owner is a big car guy, lots of hot rods,
>> so
>> the neighbors can't be all that surprised.  hehe.
>> So I'm wondering for those who are garage space renters or rentees, what
>> or
>> how you charge, what you are getting/including, and what kinds of things
>> are
>> guys looking for in rental space, do you sign any "gentlemens" agreements,
>> and
>> what kinds of issues do you run into?
>> The wife is all for the garage and how we can u$e it, so THAT'S out of the
>> way.. :-)   The attached 2 car garage would be a step up for me already,
>> so at
>> least we'd have a place for other stuff.
>> BTW, my current house was previously owned by a 70 year old widower, who
>> rented the 2 car garage to a Viper and built drag Mustang when I bought
>> it.

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