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Frequently Asked Questions

Standard contracts range between 24 and 60 months. It’s up to you to choose the length of time, but as a general rule the longer the contract the lower the monthly rental and vice versa. We also have our short-term leasing product which offers leasing terms ranging from 3 to 18 months. The key thing about short-term van leasing is the flexibility that it offers for businesses who aren’t quite sure exactly how long they will need the van for.
We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders and new business owners right through to much larger organisations running vast fleets. Our buying power gives us access to the best pricing for all van makes and models across the UK. We also understand that when you lease a van, it is likely a you’re taking this on for a few years and during that time you won’t lose any of the personal service that you might if you use a local dealer. You’ll be assigned an account manager, who will be available during the period of your contract should you need to get in touch about anything.
Whether you choose to lease or buy your next van it is a big decision. There is no best or worse option and it really depends entirely on your own circumstances and what works best for you at the time.

We find people do one of three things; leasing, buying second hand or buying a brand new van. Here’s a look at the main differences between these options:

Leasing
  • Low upfront costs
  • A brand-new van
  • Low, fixed monthly payments
  • 100% tax deductible
  • Full warranty

  • Mileage needs to be identified
  • You won’t own the van
  • Upfront payment required

    Buy Used
  • It’s yours to sell
  • No long term contracts
  • No mileage restrictions
  • Costs less over time

  • High maintenance costs
  • Loses value quickly
  • Reliability issues increase with vehicle age
  • Need to pay for wear and tear items

    Buy New
  • It’s yours to sell
  • A brand-new van
  • No Mileage restrictions
  • Costs less over time
  • Full warranty

  • Large upfront costs
  • Loses value quickly
  • Responsible for all maintenance works
  • Need to pay for wear and tear items
  • No, we only lease brand-new vans. We find our customers like the security that comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty, protecting them for at least 3 years, or in some cases for the full duration of the lease. Due to the fact that used vehicles have depreciated in value there is often actually very little or no difference between the monthly costs.
    Yes we do offer a short-term lease product. The minimum period is 3 months and the maximum is 18 months. The key thing about short-term van leasing is the flexibility that it offers. Often, businesses aren’t quite sure exactly how long they will need the van for and would rather not enter into a long-term contract. Rather than having to use expensive daily rentals, this service offers the flexibility to replace your vehicles more regularly. You can find more about our short-term van leasing here.
    Many providers recommend a contract with a ‘pence per mile’ charge for any additional mileage due at the end of the contract. Whilst this is ok when leasing a car for personal purposes, we find that van owners need more flexibility for their business mileage. This is why we usually recommend our unique lease product that does not charge for excess mileage and does not incur a damage assessment at the end of the contract. This gives you the peace-of-mind to take on as much work as you can for the duration of your contract without worrying about mileage implications.
    Anything within reason! We fully understand that your van is an important symbol of your business and you’ll need to customise it to make it right for you. We actively encourage transforming the look of your van through the use of graphics and vinyl. You’ll also be able to customise your van by adding things like internal shelving and roof racks. If you’re unsure about what you can or can’t do, just ask and we can advise.
    Yes it is and this is one of the great benefits of van leasing. It differs depending on the manufacturer but most will include between 2 and 5 years full manufacturers warranty.
    Road tax is always included for the first year, and often carries on for the full duration of the lease. We will advise you on this before you sign your contract.
    No, you need to arrange your own van insurance and this needs to be on a fully comprehensive basis. You will then need to send us a copy of the certificate prior to vehicle delivery date.
    We provide maintained and non-maintained packages so this one is up to you. Some people like the comfort of knowing maintenance is covered, where others take the view that a new van might be more reliable and so just sort this out themselves. Either way, we will help you look at the total cost to work out if maintaining is worth it for peace of mind, or if you’re better just doing this yourself.
    Vans are delivered straight to your UK business address. We have a huge number of vehicles in stock and so in most cases your van will be with you in 7-14 days. If we don’t have your chosen van in stock and it needs to come directly from the factory, delivery can take up to 12 weeks.
    When you’re applying for van leasing, part of the approval process will be a credit check to ensure you have a strong or reasonably strong credit score. Here’s a list of the information you will also be expected to provide:

  • 5 years of address history
  • Company details; name, address and registration number
  • The length of time you have been trading
  • Director details; name and date of birth
  • Trading accounts
  • Information on any adverse credit or missed loan payments
  • When we are going through your requirements you will stipulate your mileage requirements, and we will then build a contract around that. Generally this starts at 8ooo miles per annum going up to around 35,000 miles. If you need more than that we can still help you but the process might take a little longer.