Business Hire Purchase


After paying an initial deposit, the balance of the purchase price is repaid by monthly payments. The agreement can be between one and four years sometimes five years, and when all the payments have been made you become the owner of the vehicle. These options are appropriate if it is important to you to retain your vehicles as company assets.
Straight-forward payment structures are available. There are a number of flexible options which enable you to increase the initial deposit and therefore adjust the level of your monthly costs.

The benefits to your business:

  1. You can also base the repayments on fixed or variable interest rates.
  2. The vehicle is classified as a balance sheet asset which allows you to write down the value against your taxable profits.
  3. The initial outlay is smaller than outright purchase and the spread cost helps you to manage cash flows.
  4. Your vehicles are treated as a balance sheet asset, enabling you to claim capital allowances.
  5. The interest on repayments can usually be offset against taxable profit.

Considerations:

  1. You cannot recover the VAT on the purchase price of non-commercial vehicles.
  2. All risks of ownership, maintenance, administration and disposal remain with you.
  3. You may need to allow for the additional cost of providing internal or third party fleet administration
  4. As you are paying for the vehicle in full you may need to consider that a larger deposit might be required at the start of the agreement, with larger monthly payments over a longer period of time.
 

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Testimonials


Barbara Rainford Testimonial

We had no idea what to do about a car so asked for some advice. Stuart recommended a Toyota CHR. Absolutely loved the car - loved the fact it was electric/petrol hybrid and mpg was excellent. We decided to lease and E-Drive sorted out all the paperwork. Very happy to recommend E-Drive, excellent personal service.

Barbara Rainford

Matt Munro Testimonial

Stuart has many years of experience in sourcing vehicles, and this immediately shows in his professionalism and knowledge of the process. He was also able to assist us on other aspects of vehicle leasing too including which options would be best for us personally, insurances etc. More to the point, he also sourced us the vehicle we wanted at a price we were happy with in an extremely efficient manner. If you want a consummate professional and a service that is personal to you and your situation then I would recommend E-Drive West Midlands without hesitation. Thanks Stuart!

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