Posh cars 'can push up house prices in your area'

Having an expensive or posh car in the driveway can push up property prices, according to a poll by car rental company Avis.

As many as a third of people reckon having a luxury motor outside their home can add to the value of their house,

McLaren P1 pictured during a motorshow. Credit: Bertrand Gilles/ABACA

A top-end model gave the impression it was a safe and desirable place to live and the property was an attractive one.

Around a third of the 2,000 adults surveyed also thought a flash car would help sell a property.

The majority (57%) admitted they took notice of a luxury car in the drive when viewing a new home.