The huge publicity surrounding the high prices of parking bays that have been sold in some parts of prime central London have clearly inspired owners of spaces in other places - now spaces near Gatwick airport are for sale at £25,000 a pop.
Some 500 spaces are being made available through PCG Invest, a Hertfordshire-based firm which specialises in the US buy to let market - chiefly Florida, Detroit and Chicago - and claims to have attracted customers to pay over $8m for US property in 2014.
Now it is offering what it calls “individual car parking spaces” which are available “at London Gatwick Airport.” The first release will see 500 spaces available for sale across two sites described as being “in close proximity to the airport.”
However, there is a catch - PCG says spaces at Gatwick “will only be available to investors who have already purchased spaces at Glasgow International Airport” where a similar scheme has already started.
For those disappointed at having missed the boat - or should that be plane? - PCG says: “There is still an opportunity to purchase a space at Glasgow for those who wish to also invest at London Gatwick too. Spaces at London Gatwick will be available from £25,000, with a minimum spend of £45,000 to include one space at London Gatwick and one space at Glasgow for new customers.”