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Van Leasing Questions

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Im a sole trading bricklayer . If i leased would this be 100% tax deductable. Could you send me more details.than you have on your website thanks

Hello Vivian, thanks for getting in touch. If you are looking to take a business lease then the rentals are up to 100% tax deductible. For us to be able to send you further information would need to speak with you to confirm a few details. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialist direct on 01442 838193 so we can discuss the options in greater detail. Alternatively, you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

Hi, I have a pick up on lease hire with you. Can I put a private number plate on it and then if so what name do I put on the registration?

Hello Scott, thanks for your question. Yes you certainly can put a private plate on your pickup truck. Once you have taken delivery of your vehicle you can then contact the lease company direct who will have a specific department that will advise you on the process for doing this. If we can help any further please feel free to contact any of our specialists on 01442 835764. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

Do you offer pickups for personal use? Or do you have to own your own business?

Hello Henry, thanks for your question.

We can offer two different leasing options for personal. Below, I have written a brief description of both the terms we offer:

Personal Contract Hire (PCH) is a perfect product for an individual who wants fixed cost motoring and is confident about the mileage and condition of the vehicle over a set period of time. It is an easy and cost-effective way to fund vehicles and it enables you to control one of your biggest expenses. PCH is available with or without a maintenance package, which offers fixed cost motoring with no hidden extras. Personal Contract Hire is similar to Business Contract Hire. However, as an individual, you will not be able to recover any VAT or take advantage of any tax allowances.

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is fast becoming one of the most popular ways of financing the new vehicle of your choice, simply due to its flexibility. You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. In return, you get fixed cost motoring for the term of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the minimum guaranteed future value), part exchange the car and use the equity you have built up as the deposit on another new car, or hand the vehicle back to the lender and walk away without owing anybody anything (subject to the mileage and condition of the vehicle at this time).

If you'd like to discuss this further please call us on 01442 838 195. Alternatively, please let us know the best contact number for you and I will arrange for one of our specialists to call you. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

If I lease a van from you for my business would it be ok for someone else to drive it? That Someone works for me.

Hello Andrew, thanks for your question. Providing the individual is covered on your insurance policy and is working for you or your business and it is being used for business purposes then that person is able to drive that vehicle. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialist direct on 01442 838193 so we can discuss the options in greater detail. Alternatively, you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

If someone hits my business lease van and drives off without leaving any details,am I liable for the cost when I return the van. How does the cost of the damage get calculated? Can I return the van with the damage?

Hello Georgia, thanks for your question. Without seeing the damage it’s hard to advise, but the finance company will charge you for damage when you return the vehicle so I would suggest speaking to your insurance company depending on how bad the damage is. I would suggest fixing the van yourself which will usually cost less than waiting for the finance company to charge you. please give one of the team a call on 01442 838193 if you would like us to look into the damage in a bit more details. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Can I lease the car for minicab use in London?

Hello Mani, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, this would not be possible. To discuss this in further detail and look for an alternative option, please feel free to contact one of our specialists on 01442 835765. Kind regards, Dominic Tutton.

I'm only 6 months into my Citroen Berlingo lease. Due to unexpected circumstances, I will soon need a larger vehicle. Are there any options to change to leasing something with more seats?

Hello Kurtis, thanks for your question. There certainly are options to come out of your agreement early and the option will be subject to the type of contract you have. If you can let me know your details and I can get your account manager to get in touch to discuss your options in further detail. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

 

If I was to lease a van for private use would it come with insurance and tax or is that separate many thanks

Hello Dan, thanks for leaving a question on our site. Unfortunately, insurance isn't included with the lease of the vehicle, however, we now offer our own insurance policy that can be added onto your contract. With regards to tax, it depends on which lease you choose. If you choose a contract hire or contract purchase the road tax is included for the duration of the contract. Finance lease will include the first year’s road tax, however, the finance company will then invoice you for the next year. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

 

If a van is taken on from you on lease hire can the vehicle then have our company signwriting on the exterior?

Hello Chris, thanks for your question. You can sign write the van, we recommend using the vinyl type as it is easier to remove. When you reach the end of your contract you will need to have it removed. If the vehicle is on a contract hire agreement this should be removed before returning the van to avoid a charge.  If you are going to wrap the vehicle, you will need to contact the finance company first. If you would like any further information please contact one of our specialists on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Hi, I am considering leasing a van for my business but ideally would like it to have company details /branding on exterior. Can you tell me what the restrictions are with this. Thank you.

Hello Kim, thanks for your question. You can add your companies details and branding to the van. This is called sign writing. We recommend using the vinyl type as it is easier to remove. When you reach the end of your contract you will need to have it removed. If the vehicle is on a contract hire agreement this should be removed before returning the van to avoid a charge.  If you are going to wrap the vehicle, you will need to contact the finance company first. If you would like any further information please contact one of our specialists on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

 

Can I transfer my lease to someone else?

Hello Malcolm, thanks for leaving a question on our site. Unfortunately, the finance does not give you the ability to transfer a lease from one person to another. If you wish to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists on 01442 838193 who will be happy to assist you. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Can you change your mileage allowance on your lease if you want to?

Hello Mark, thanks for your question. Yes we do have one finance company that will allow you to change your mileage during the term, please let us know when you get in touch so we can select the right funder. If you wish to discuss this further then please contact one of our specialists on 01442 838193 who will be happy to assist you. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Yes we do have one finance company that will allow you to change your mileage during the term, please let us know when you get in touch so we can select the right funder
I've just ordered a A class on a drivewise contract however I have a private reg on my current car would I be able to transfer this onto my new car with it not being my car yet?

Hello Joshua, thanks for your question. Yes, if you call the finance company up they will be able to transfer the number plate onto the new car without a problem, please call one of the team here on 01442 835765 who will get you the correct number. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

I am approaching the end of the first year of my lease, regarding servicing does this need to be completed at the dealer? Also I have a three year lease will I have to service the car the first, second and third year just prior to handing it back?

Hello Michael, thanks for your question. As part of your contract with the lease company, it would be required to have the vehicle serviced to the manufacturer guidelines. These do vary depending on what vehicle you have. I would recommend contacting one of our specialists on 01442 838195 who will advise when your vehicle’s next service will be. Alternatively, you can book your vehicle into your local dealer as well getting the vehicle serviced at any VAT registered garage as long as they use approved manufacturer parts. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

 

What happens if the van is written off at any time on a finance lease?

Hello Kevin, thanks for your question. The van would need to be insured fully comprehensive for the duration of the lease, should anything happen to the van the insurance company would agree on an amount with the finance company. If you did decide to go ahead, we offer a Gap insurance product which could protect you if there was any shortfall. If you need any more details on this product or how the contract would work please give one of the team a call on 01442 838192 who will be happy to help. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Hi I see on some of your finance options that they are 24-60 months is there any that are for only 12 months? The reason I ask is our company can lease for 1 year without having to go to corporate office anything over that takes ages to achieve an answer and it's not always good - I would rather save myself months of waiting by doing it 12 months at a time.

Hello Neil, thanks for your question. Great news is Yes we can offer a 12-month contract. If you would like to know more information on this please call our team on 01442838191 who will be happy to help you. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

If I lease a van to be used as a Mobile Technician Workshop. Am I able to kit the inside of it out please? Am I also correct in thinking that as long as anything I have placed within it is removed before I return it, there should be no additional fees?

Hi Simon, thanks for your question. You are able to kit the van out inside like ply lining or racking. We can complete this for you before delivery either by adding the cost to your monthly rentals or additionally you can pay for the accessories up front as a one off payment. You also have the option to arrange the fitting yourself. If you are to arrange this we always recommend using a company that specialises in this field. If you have paid for the accessories separately you can remove from the van at the end of the contract. As long as there is no damage on the vehicle there will be not additional fees from the lease company. Thank you. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

I am considering whether to lease or not. But I have only been self employed for 3 months is this a problem?

Hi Stephen, thanks for getting in touch.

If you are self-employed we can certainly look into setting up a lease for you. Alternatively if this is not suitable, we can still look into setting up a lease for you on a personal basis. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialist direct on 01442 838193.

Kind regards,

Richard Wells

I am nearly 3 years into a 5 year finance lease, what are the costs to terminate the contract early?

Hi Christopher,

Thanks for getting in touch. We can always look at ending the agreement early. With a Finance lease agreement you need to sell the vehicle at the end of the term, if you are ending the agreement early we will need to see how much the vehicle is worth and compare that against the amount still owed to the finance company. We will then be able to work out if you have positive or negative equity. Please get in touch with one of the sales team on 01442 838193 who will be happy to help.

Kind regards,

Richard Wells

 

If I get a pickup truck from you will I be able to buy it at the end of my contract?

 

Hello,

Thank you for getting in touch.

If you are looking to own the vehicle at the end of the term the Contract purchase or Lease purchase will be the best options for you. These are the only options we offer that allow you to take ownership of the vehicle.

 

Out of the two contract purchase is the most popular, but have a read on the below links to see what would be best for you.

 

Contract Purchase

http://www.pickuptrucksdirect.co.uk/finance-info/pickup-truck-finance-options/contract-purchase-for-commercial-vehicles.html

 

Hire/Lease Purchase

http://www.pickuptrucksdirect.co.uk/finance-info/pickup-truck-finance-options/hire-lease-purchase-for-commercial-vehicles.html

Kind regards,

Richard

 

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  • Im a sole trading bricklayer . If i leased would this be 100% tax deductable. Could you send me more details.than you have on your website thanks

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hello Vivian, thanks for getting in touch. If you are looking to take a business lease then the rentals are up to 100% tax deductible. For us to be able to send you further information would need to speak with you to confirm a few details....

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    Question asked 15/10/2017
  • Hi, I have a pick up on lease hire with you. Can I put a private number plate on it and then if so what name do I put on the registration?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hello Scott, thanks for your question. Yes you certainly can put a private plate on your pickup truck. Once you have taken delivery of your vehicle you can then contact the lease company direct who will have a specific department that will...

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  • Do you offer pickups for personal use? Or do you have to own your own business?

    Richard Wells

    Our expert Richard answered...

    Hello Henry, thanks for your question. We can offer two different leasing options for personal. Below, I have written a brief description of both the terms we offer: Personal Contract Hire (PCH) is a perfect product for an individual who...

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    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hello Andrew, thanks for your question. Providing the individual is covered on your insurance policy and is working for you or your business and it is being used for business purposes then that person is able to drive that vehicle. If you would...

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    Richard Wells

    Our expert Richard answered...

    Hello Georgia, thanks for your question. Without seeing the damage it’s hard to advise, but the finance company will charge you for damage when you return the vehicle so I would suggest speaking to your insurance company depending on how bad...

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