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Van De-Hire Charges and How to Avoid Them

Photo of Fergus By Fergus
3rd January 2023
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What are de-hire charges?

Common forms of damage

One concern many of our commercial customers have is about damage charges at the end of the contract. While most of our customers return the vehicle in a good state of repair, accidents do happen, and if you're not careful, de-hire costs can easily mount up.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Average costs of damage repairs

Tips to avoid de-hire charges

5 tips to avoid de-hire charges

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1. Keep on top of general maintenance

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2. Repair any damage

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3. Keep important documents safe

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4. Keep a record of servicing

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5. Dispute unfair damage charges

If you're reaching the end of your lease contract, taking the time to prepare your van properly could be the difference between paying a penalty charge and not. To save yourself time, heartache and money at the end of the lease, the upkeep of your vehicle throughout the duration of your lease should be a priority. This is the most effective way to avoid hefty penalty charges.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Guide Information

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About the Author: Fergus Gray

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