Are you confused about any aspect of van leasing? If so, it could be the answer to your question is already here, if not then please feel free to post your query an we'll get back to you a response ASAP.
03 September, 2013
Hi I want to lease a van for a homeless charity i work for to move I people's possessions/furniture. I would need the lease to cover maintenance/repair in case of mechanical problems. Any advice on where to start with finding the right deal?
Hi Leila We recently supplied a Van to our local Homeless charity DENs, so hopefully we have a good handle on what you will need and any compliance issues you may have . Dominc Tutton, is one of our senior account managers and set up the contract for Dens. Please feel free to contact him on 01442 828777 or email him your with your van leasing requirements. He'll be happy to help- email@example.com Many Thanks
10 September, 2013
Hi can u give me some advice self employed carpenter sole trader non vat looking for pick up truck which is best lease or contract hire .looking for low deposit low payments and wish to change ever couple of years before it gets to many dents
Hi Duncan If you're looking to lease a new van OR pickuptruck every few years, want to keep the deposit as low as possible, as well as the payments but are unsure what the condition will be at the end of the lease, then it could be that your best option is finance lease . Like with contract hire you only pay the vat on the deposit rather than all of the vat upfront like you would have to on say a hire or lease purchase. Unlike contract hire you have more flexability at the end of the contract, which include being able to benefit from any equity built up in the evhicle, which in a lot of cases can provide enough to cover the deposit on the next vehicle. In terms of which pickuptruck is best, we'd really need to know a bit more about your preferance and requirements to give the best advice. Please feel free to fill in an enquiry form or call in to speak to one of the guys and we'll work out which would be best for you. Thanks for the question Andy
16 September, 2013
on contract hire if the van gets a few scrach,s or dents ,will the insurance cover this or are you liable , ,can you recomend which insurance to take
Hi Sean If you're thinking of leasing a van then you would have to have fully comprehensive insurance as stipulated in the T's&C's . So, unless specifically excluded then your insurance would cover you for dents and scratches. However, what I would reccomend, is that if they are light scratches or small dents, is that you investigate getting them repaired yourself by a smart repair specialist like Chips Away . Although it will mean paying, there's a good chance it will cost you less than your excess at the same time as protecting your no claims discount. As for the best insurance, it's always best to shop around, we've had very good feedback from our customers about Autonet ( contact details next to my blog) so it may be worth giving them a call . Hope that helps. Andy
05 August, 2013
What happens if your van is stolen when the company terminate your contract,i returned the keys and cancelled the insurance then a few weeks later they went to pick up the vehicle and it had been stolen.the police were informed who is liable? Regards Thomas
Hi Thomas Without knowing which finance company it was and the individual circumstances i can only take a guess. My best guess would be that within the T's and C's of the contract you had ,it would be down to you to make sure that whilst the van was in your posession that it was your responsibility to keep it insured. I can't say for sure if that was the case with your agreement but I'm happy to have a look at it if you can send it to me ? Hope that helps. andy
11 August, 2013
Hi Andy, if I finance lease a refrigeration van from you, do I have the option to purchase the van at the end of the lease.
Hi Anthony On a finance lease you dont get the opportunity to buy it. However you can keep the van at the end of the Finance Lease agreement. If there is a residual payment that would need to be paid, you either repay that in one lump sum OR, in most cases, the finance company will allow you to refinance it. If you still want to keep the van once any final payment is made then, as all of the Capital has been repaid, you would then enter into what is called a 'secondary rental period', ie, a peppercorn rental. This is usually a yearly payment equivalent to whatever your monthly payments were during the initial agreement. So you get al of the benefits of leasing a van ie low deposit, low payments and tax efficency. As well as the having the equity opportunity and flexability that you would get with say Lease purchase . Hope that helps Andy
11 August, 2013
Can a private individual lease a truck at the same rates ?
Hi Mark A private individaul can lease a truck for the same rates. BUT bare in mind that you wont be able to reclaim the Vat you pay on the monthly payments
25 January, 2013
Thinking of trading in my Fiesta Sportvan, on reading the new brochure the dealer sent me it says that most of the fiesta van range is vehicle excise duty free, to clarify this i phoned the dealer who said that no commercial vehicle is road tax free, regardless of emissions, could you help ? , why have Ford printed that in their Fiesta van brochures ? Thanks Tony
Hi Tony, firstly thanks for the question, secondly apologies for taking so long to get back to you . It doesn't happen often but, your query certainly had a few people scratching their heads . So, having done the same as you and checking the brochure, I too called the Ford dealer that supllies our vehicles. His first response was the same as you recieved, that " no commercial vehicle is road tax free" I pointed to the text in the brochure, cue yet more scratching of heads. Several hours, calls and emails later we finally got to the bottom of it and the following communication was sent to all Ford dealers. SERIAL PN1167 DATE 28th January 2013 AUDIENCE Dealer Principal, Dealer Management, Sales Staff, Aftersales Staff KEY MESSAGE LCV Product updates ISSUE/CHANGE New Fiesta Van brochure VED statement Under the “Green” section on page 2 of the MCA Fiesta van brochure FA 1550/7, it states that “With CO2 emissions as low as 87 g/km, much of the Fiesta Van range is exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty…”. This is incorrect. All Fiesta vans are classified as N1 type vehicles and hence are subject to the VED tax banding TC39, which is currently £215. This error will be corrected in the next version of the brochure. So, your dealer was right afterall . Apologies that it probably isn't the news tyou were hoping for but I'm confident that if you want to us to quote you for your new Firsta van leasing deal. We'll more that make up for it with the deal you'll get . Please feel free to call one of the guys to get a quote on 01442 820554 Regards and thanks again for the great question Andy
09 August, 2012
I'm looking at leasing the Ford Transit connect fridge van but need a thermal printer in the cab section so we can provide our clients with confirmation of meat temperature at time of delivery. Do you offer this option and if so what is the cost??
Hi Anne-Marie, this is certainly an option we can offer and we have a supplier that specializes in these. We can add the cost of the thermal printer into the monthly lease rental for you. The cost will vary depending on whether you want the one, or two probe option, but the average additional monthly cost would be around £13 (depending on the contract length). I hope this answers your question. Best regards Andy
14 August, 2012
Hi andy i am about to start my own courier buisnes as a sole trader.My question is am i better renting or leasing a van ........many thanks mark
Hi mark Renting a van is normally done on a short term basis, typically a van rental company will only rent out the vans they operate for around 45% of the time available, when you take that into account along with the cost of insuring multiple drivers then it's not surprising that costs can range from anything from £25 per day right up to £60+ depending on the size of van required and which company you use. You might get this down to something more like £15 per day on a small van for a 30 day agreement . That is still very expensive for 30 days- i'll let you do the maths. Now that might be ok if the business your enetering into is something that is completely new to you and there is uncertainty on just how much you will be earning However, if it's a business you know and/or you have done the research and you fairly confident in the long term income potential. Then leasing a van on a longer term agreement like finance lease or contract hire would definitely be much more affordable. I hope that helps Mark, but please feel free to call any of the guys if you need help deciding on which van would best suit your requirements or you want more clarification on the costs involved . Good luck in your new venture Regards Andy
13 August, 2012
Hi Andy,I am registered as a sole trader and am just starting up on my own.Have just been informed that i need to be in business for two years and provide accounts before anyone will consider me for a finance lease deal.Is this correct and if so is there another way round it? Thanking you. Tommy Milligan.
Hi Tony and thanks for the question. The information you have been giving is NOT correct. As a sole trader you are in fact trading as a self employed individual, so Tommy Milligan Trading As etc. As such any credit application would be based on your own personal credit score. So if you're own credit history is ok then we should not have a problem setting up a lease for you and your business . I hope that helps. If you need any more advice or would like to talk through your options with one of the guys please feel free to call . In the meantime good luck with the new venture Regards Andy Alderson
Andy has worked in the motor trade and more specifically been involved in supplying finance for vehicles, coming up to 20 years. He started his own business www.autorama.co.uk in 2004 selling used vehicles before expanding the company via its comercial vehcle leasing business in 2006. Back then the leasing business was pretty much just him, a laptop and a portakabin. Now just six years later Autorama through it's online brands vanarama.co.uk and pickuptrucksdirect.co.uk is recognised as the largest independant commercial vehicle leasing broker in the UK.
The last six years have seen continued growth and resulted in the company now employing 32 staff. Being able to offer some of the most competative rates in the country as well as industry leading levels of customer service have played a big part in our growth. However it is our ability and moreover our expert knowledge in this sector that has allowed us to best advise and therefor better serve our customers.
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