Van Leasing Questions

Leasing a van can feel like a bit of a minefield. There are always so many things to think about and options to consider. We've tried to include as much information as possible in the website. Each customer has unique circumstances though, so we might not have answered the question that's bugging you.

We prefer to talk things through with you, but you may still be researching the market and aren't ready to pick up the phone just yet. If that's the case please email us with your query using the link below. We promise that one of our van leasing experts will respond shortly.

Popular Questions

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

 

Do you cover new drivers? They part own the business that will be leasing the van.

Hi Danielle, thank you for your question. Yes we do lease to new drivers, all we ask is that you have a full UK driving license. If you'd like to get a tailored quote, please call one of our specialists on 01442 838 195. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Can your vans come with insurance and tax for use as self-employed courier?

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for getting in touch. We now offer van insurance, please give us a call on 01442 838173 to speak to our dedicated team & get a tailored quote. As for tax, all our vehicles come with tax included in the monthly rentals for the duration of the term. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193.

Kind regards,

Mike Daly

Team Leader

Does your finance allow the vehicle to be used for self drive hire?

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Due to the terms and conditions of the finance companies we are associated with unfortunately the vehicle would not be able to be used for a self–drive hire. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193.

Kind regards,

Mike Daly

Team Leader

 

Hi I'm about to order a van from you on contract hire. Is it possible to view the vehicle before proceeding with finance application? It's a vehicle that you have in stock.

Hello,

Thank you for getting in touch. Although the majority of our vehicles are in stock they are in stock all around the country in various compounds. We do not have any vehicles at our head office that we would be able to show you, however please get in touch and we will see if we can get something arranged.

Thanks again,

Richard Wells

Sales Manager

Hi I have a ford transit custom out on lease with you. Am I allowed to hand the vehicle back before the lease is up?

Hello George, thank you for getting in touch.  We can always look at ending the agreement early, however, there may be a charge. With a Contract hire agreement there will be an early termination fee which will be 50% of the remaining rentals. If you would like to give us a call on 01442 838193 we can request an early termination from the finance company to see the exact amount you owe. Kind regards, Mike Daly

 

Do I have to be VAT registered?

Hi Jed, thanks for your question. No, you don’t have to be vat registered. There a three main types of leasing options available and will all have various options at the end of contract. With the options that are available not being VAT registered is not a problem and out of the three options available two of these will be fully tax efficient for you. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Hi is the monthly payment inclusive of VAT or not Thanks

Hi Kirsty, thank you for getting in touch. All the prices shown on our website are excluding VAT. This is due to the advertisement being for a business lease. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

 

I lease a van from you. Can it be taken out of the country? I may be going to France to work for a week.

Hi Matt, thanks for your question. Yes, you can take your van abroad. In order to do this, you need to contact your finance company directly and request a VE103B form which allows you to take the vehicle abroad. Kind regards, Katie Telford.

Is there a limit to the mileage

Hello Danny, thanks for your question. Most finance companies have limitations on the mileage. The maximum most finance companies will allow is 50K per annum. Most of our funders will not allow the vehicle to be handed back with any more than 180,000 miles. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838 193. Kind regards, Katie Telford.

Do monthly payments include insurance?

Hi Paul, the monthly payments advertised do not cover insurance on the vehicle. However we now offer van insurance, please give us a call on 01442 838173 to speak to our dedicated team & get a tailored quote. 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, Rob Cox

Do any of your vans come fitted with a tow bar? or can we have one fitted?

Hi Nick, thanks for your question. We can have a tow bar fitted to your vehicle prior to delivery for you. The cost of this can be built in to your contract or alternatively you can pay for this separately if you wish. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193. 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 Richard Wells.

 

How do we go about insuring the vehicle? Is it through yourselves or a third party?

Hi John, Thanks for getting in touch. If you were to lease a vehicle through ourselves you will need to insure the vehicle yourself through a third party. We do work closely with an insurer who specialise in commercial vehicle insurance who we can certainly put you in touch with. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838193. 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.

 

Do you take smaller deposits and/or a van as part exchange??

Hi Howard, the deposit required can be as little as one monthly rental, subject to the type of contract you are considering. Within the Autorama group we have a fully operational used division which enables us to offer a part exchange evaluation for you. To discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. 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.

 

Do you cover Northern Ireland, or do you have to live on the mainland to lease a van?

Hi James, thanks for your question. We regularly supply vehicles to Northern Ireland. Our dedicated delivery team will arrange the new vehicle to be delivered to the most convenient port on the mainland for you free of charge. Commonly this would be Cairn Ryan or Stranraer port . The driver will meet you at the port so you can take delivery of your new vehicle, then you will take the vehicle back to Northern Ireland. I will arrange for our sales team to contact you to discuss all your options. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

I have a private number plate. Would I be able to put this on a van on contract hire ?

Hi Paul, thanks very much for leaving your question on our website. Yes you certainly can put a private plate on to your van. 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 838193. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

If I have poor personal credit rating but are applying to lease a van through my separate ltd company partnership is there more chance of being accepted and does it affect business patner's credit rating.

Hi Darren, thank you very much for leaving us your question on our website. If you are applying for credit through a partnership, the credit profile will be based on all partners that are associated with the business. If the application is for a Limited Company the credit profile is based on the Limited Company. However, if the profile of the business doesn’t meet the criteria required then the funder will also look at the Directors of the Limited Company with the view of them potentially acting as guarantors. If you would like to discuss options further Darren please feel free to call one of our specialists direct on 01442 838193. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

Can you have a van sign written?

Hi Gary, yes you can sign write the van. We recommend using the vinyl type as it is easier to remove. If the vehicle is on a contract hire agreement this should be removed before returning the van to avoid being charged. Kind regards. Richard Wells.

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