Short-term vehicle lease and rental

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Keeping your employees on the move is hugely important to your business – and we understand that. Whether you’re looking for a rental or a flexible lease, we have two options for cars and vans, ranging from one day to 24 months.

Our aim is to give you or your business two options that meet your needs and are hassle-free.

Take a look at the summaries below to see which short-term car rental – which you might also hear as being a short-term lease or long-term car rental – could be for you, and read more information further down.

Which solution is right for me?

For businesses:

  • Daily Rental for Business – a short- term rental solution from one day to three months or more. It’s ideal for businesses who need a vehicle to keep their employees and products on the move anywhere in the UK, using your own fleet insurance policy
  • LeasePlan Flexible for Business – available for three months to two years or more, with the option of keeping the same vehicle for the term. This is long-term rental, it is like a lease but with the flexibility of a rental, using your own fleet insurance


Alternatively, if you’re looking for longer than 24 months, our Contract Hire might suit your needs.

Daily Rental for Business

Our short-term hire offering starts with Daily Rental, made for businesses who hire cars and vans on an ad-hoc or frequent basis. Vehicles can be delivered and collected as well as being able to hire to/from airport locations throughout the UK.

You’ll have access to the UK’s largest rental fleet, giving the most extensive range and availability of cars and vans – from small hatchbacks to premium saloons, MPVs to minibuses, and specialist commercial vehicles.

Key points include:

  • UK delivery, collection and local branch walk-in and return across more than 3,500 sites
  • Airport locations
  • Two-hour grace period at the end of every hire
  • Rental period from one to 84 days or more
  • Reduced rental rates for longer periods
  • Online booking and rental management
  • Integrated invoicing with your standard monthly agreement
  • Light commercial vehicles available with racking, full Chapter 8 visibility markings, refrigeration, and other modifications
  • International rental


Not quite right? We have other short-term hire products for more than three months, too:

  • LeasePlan Flexible – if you require a vehicle for 3 months or more using your own fleet insurance policy

LeasePlan Flexible

Should you find that you require a vehicle for a longer period, our LeasePlan Flexible service can help. You'll find that LeasePlan Flexible rates are competitive in comparison to our 28 day rental hire rates but you will get a better quality of vehicle and have the added benefit of keeping it for as long as your business needs. We will even endeavour to ensure that when you need several vehicles at the same time, similar vehicles are provided to keep everyone happy and productive.

You can choose the vehicle category, mileage allowance and the length of hire, from three months to two years. However, unlike rental, with this short-term car lease package – available for vans, too – you can keep the same vehicle for the entire hire period.

We select our vehicles with business users in mind, considering image, MPG, CO2 emissions, and Benefit in Kind (BiK), and with guaranteed features on every vehicle.

Key points include:

  • No pre-payment or deposits
  • All cars and most LCVs have Bluetooth, satellite navigation, rear parking sensors and air conditioning
  • All vehicles are owned and managed by LeasePlan
  • You can keep the same vehicle for the entire hire period, saving you P11D admin, and reducing possible damage repair claims
  • We cover minor damage repairs at the end of hire
  • Servicing, repairs, LeasePlan Assist breakdown cover and tyres all included
  • UK delivery – from three working days – and collection
  • No early termination, from 84 days onwards
  • Racking and livery to your requirements


Not quite right? Take a look at:

  • Daily Rental – for businesses hiring a vehicle for under three months, that isn’t available with LeasePlan Flexible or when you need vehicles at short notice and to and from Airport locations

Payments: Each vehicle/rental will be invoiced every 28 days. Minimum hire period 84 days (3 x 28 days) with auto extension thereafter until off hire notification is received. Maximum term of 24 months.

Mileage: 20,000, 30,000 and 40,000 miles per annum pro rata prices available 

  • No deposit
  • 84-day minimum hire period with option to extend up to 24 months
  • Rental invoiced every 28 days in arrears until off hire request is received
  • Price excludes VAT
  • Price includes maintenance, road side assistance and refurbishment repairs at the end of the rental up to £500.00. Repairs over £500.01 will be chargeable in full. Repair cover excludes missing items, valeting and misuse. 
  • Over mileage will be chargeable at the end of hire between 10p and 20p per mile. Appropriate charge will be included in the original quotation.
  • Providing the exact make and model as quoted cannot be guaranteed

Available to limited companies and LLP business’s only subject to status and credit acceptance, this is a rental hire product so you will not own the vehicle. Minimum duration is 3 months and 20,000 miles per annum. All prices shown exclude VAT at 20%. Road Fund Licence, maintenance, manufacturer recommended servicing & breakdown cover are included for the duration of the term. Excludes misuse, accident damage and vehicle glass. Offer pricing subject to change at any time. Images for illustration purposes only. On return the vehicle must be in the same condition as on delivery subject to age, mileage and fair wear and tear excepted. If the vehicle exceeds the mileage allowance an excess mileage charge will apply. LeasePlan reserve the right to withdraw or reduce refurbishment cover at any time. 

Upon enquiry prices quoted are valid 28 days however can be subject to change pending manufacturer price increases and changes to the prevailing VAT rate.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in Daily Rental or LeasePlan Flexible, contact our team of vehicle and leasing experts, who are on hand to help you select the right vehicle for you. Simply fill in the form or call 0345 250 0000 for more information.

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