Kerb, an ‘Airbnb for parking spaces’ launches in Kenya

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Kerb, an Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ has launched in Kenya to allow car users find parking easily as well as let homeowners rent out their spare spaces to make extra cash.

Launched in Australia in October 2016 by Rob Brown and Matt Salmon , Kerb is live across the world in 19 languages and localized in 300 cities. The Kenya launch will be shortly followed by a regional expansion across East Africa.

“We’re really excited about the benefits that Kerb is going to have for users”, says Co-founder Rob Brown. “The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.”

Kerb changes the conventional view about where people can park their cars, motorbikes, boats and even helicopters! Kerb’s technology unlocks empty spaces across the world’s busiest cities, helping individuals, businesses and governments save time and money.

The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.

Kerb also offers a car park management solution which lets churches and schools use their car park to fundraise, allows universities and shopping malls to better manage their parking, and enables businesses to put their car parking spaces to work and generate extra cash. Residential committees even use Kerb to monitor visitor parking spaces and manage the allocation of parking spaces in apartment buildings.

Kerb parking spaces start at KES 300 a day, depending on where they are located. Those who list their parking space with Kerb use the extra cash on anything from house deposits to holidays, or their kids’ school or university fees. The app isn’t just for parking cars either – Kerb is also for renting and leasing spaces for motorbikes, boats, trucks – even helicopters. ed in 2016

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Kerb’s Car Park Management Platform allows leasers to list an entire car park in minutes: each individual space can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type. Leasers have the option to apply instant book to their spaces.

If leasers prefer long-term users in some car parks, they have the option for the user to pay weekly, or monthly, as a direct debit. The user is then required to give notice to end the lease. 

Kerb allows leasers to add their own terms to the app, which the user must accept when they click to book. Registration and other documents can be collected if required. Kerb provides signage for willing bay owners free of charge.