Van contract hire

Van contract hire

Why contract hire a van?

Van contract hire is very similar to car contract hire and brings with it the same advantages and disadvantages as with personal car leasing. As you are more likely to be taking out a contract hire on a van for your business as opposed to for your personal use however, the advantages are perhaps more pronounced.

Reduced capital outlay

The biggest initial advantage is the reduced capital involved. Were you to buy a van you could be paying enormous amounts of capital, whereas with a contract hire you will be paying a fixed monthly cost - something your accountant will likely be grateful for also.

The cost of hiring a van is based on the anticipated mileage of the van, so think carefully about this before signing the contract. However, many contracts will be flexible enough to account for any significant drops or increases in usage.

New, modern van models

As with car leasing, depending on your contract you may be offered the opportunity to buy the van at the end of the contract. Alternatively, if you like your drivers to always be driving the top of the line then you can always take out a new contract hire on a new vehicle.

You could of course take out a loan to purchase a van, however, the monthly cost incurred on hiring the van is likely to be much less than you would be paying back on a loan. Additionally, you may be able to include maintenance costs in the contract, and again, these are likely to be much less than if you were having to service the van yourself.

Finally, a contract hire van holds no depreciation risk, as during the period of the contract the leasing company still owns the vehicle, and will continue to do so if you choose not to buy the vehicle outright at the end of the contract period.

Just as in personal car leasing, contract van hire offers all of the advantages of using a van, without any of the risks associated with investing in one.



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