A lease is essentially a long-term rental agreement, offering exclusive use of a car for a set period at a fixed monthly price.
As a business, this is the most cost efficient method of funding the vehicles as it takes advantage of the tax and vat regulations to reduce the whole life running cost of your vehicles and is supported by the buying power of the finance company, to assist in reducing the cost even further.
The greatest cost of running any new car is depreciation, and many new cars will lose more than half their initial value after the first three years of ownership.
Leasing a car lets you avoid any unexpected costs by offering a fixed monthly payment for the term of the lease.
Unlike dealer finance or bank loans you only pay for the depreciation of the vehicle over the term rather than the full capital value.
Rather than pay large deposits you simply pay a small initial amount, usually equivalent to three monthly payments, at the start of the lease.
Then, at the end of the lease period (typically two or three years), you simply hand the car back. The job of selling the car and picking up the tab for depreciation is the responsibility of the lease company.
* All offers are subject to change at any time, you must be 18 or over and finance is subject to status, vehicle availability and terms and conditions apply. We can introduce you to a limited number of finance companies, a commission may be received. Failure to maintain payments may result in termination of your agreement and the vehicle being returned, this could affect your credit rating and make it more difficult to obtain credit in the future. All prices correct at time of publication. All vehicle images and car descriptions on this site are for illustration and reference purposes only and are not necessarily an accurate representation of the vehicle on offer. VAT at 20% may be payable. You should try and estimate the distance you will travel as accurately as possible to try and avoid excess mileage charges at the end of your contract. Only regulated business will fall under the jurisdiction of the Financial Conduct Authority.