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SELF EMPLOYED VAN LEASING DEALS

For sole traders and self-employed individuals, finding the right van lease option is essential for running a successful business. At First Step, we understand the unique needs of sole traders and offer a comprehensive selection of vans to meet those needs. And, since we only stock models from the best manufacturers, you can go about your daily work without having to worry. Take your business to the next level – take the First Step today.

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  • Flexible lease options
  • Road Tax included
  • Flexible mileage packages

FIND YOUR RENTAL

SOLE TRADER VAN CONTRACT HIRE – CHOOSE YOUR VEHICLE

Whether you require a van for a year or longer, our extensive range is sure to have the perfect fit for your business requirements.

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ford transit lwb
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Ford Transit LWB

Milage

20,000 miles per annum

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£550 + VAT

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MAN 3.140 LWB

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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Available June 2022

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VW Crafter

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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Cruise Control

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Renault trafic LL30 150 Sport Panel Van LWB (Manual)
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Renault Trafic LL30 150 Sport Panel Van LWB (Manual)

Milage

12000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£440 + VAT

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Renault trafic LL30 150 Sport Panel Van LWB (Manual)
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Renault Trafic SL28 150 Sport Panel Van SWB (Manual)

Milage

12000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£430 + VAT

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ford ranger raptor
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Ford Ranger Raptor

Milage

12000 miles per annum

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In Stock

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£625 + VAT

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VW Transporter Kombi Highline LWB

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Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

£460 + VAT

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VW Transporter Panel Van

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£430 + VAT

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Toyota Hilux Invincible X

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£550 + VAT

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ford transit custom van grey
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Ford Transit Custom Limited DCIV

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£450 + VAT

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Ford Transit Custom
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Ford Transit Custom Limited

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£509 + VAT

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Ford Transit Custom Limited DCIV

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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Air Conditioning

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£460 + VAT

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Renault Trafic LL30 150 Sport DCIV LWB Manual (6 Seats)

Milage

12000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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Air Conditioning

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Mobile Connectivity

£430 + VAT

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Ford Transit
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Ford Transit Custom Active

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£489 + VAT

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Ford Transit Custom
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Ford Transit Custom Limited

Milage

12,000 miles per annum

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12 Month Contract

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£499 + VAT

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Highly Recommend

Purchased a van off these guys today which had been one of their ex rentals! Perfect condition all paper work in order! Great sales lady no hard sell! Van is perfect thank you so much! Highly Recommend

BRANDS WE WORK WITH

We stock the latest models from top van manufacturers, including Citroen, Ford, Renault, Toyota and VW.

WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?

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  • A good credit score
  • You must be over 18 years old
  • Leasing for at least 12 months
  • Suitable Identification
  • Your bank details
  • Your contact details

VAN CONTRACT HIRE TAILORED FOR SOLE TRADERS

Discover what’s included in our van lease contracts tailored for self employed, designed to meet the specific needs of local businesses like yours.

MILEAGE

Most of our business van leases come with a standard allowance of 10,000 miles per year included in the lease cost. Need more? No problem. Easily add extra mileage to your monthly lease cost to suit your business requirements.

FLEXIBILITY

All our vans boast top-of-the-line features and cutting-edge technology, ensuring a comfortable and efficient driving experience for your business operations.

HIGH SPEC

All our business vans are equipped with top-of-the-line features and the latest technology, ensuring a comfortable and efficient driving experience for your work journeys.

CONVENIENCE

We’ll deliver your new business van right to your doorstep, at a time and place that suits you best. Say goodbye to the hassle of logistics – we’ll take care of the details, so you can focus on your business.

NO ROAD TAX TO PAY

With our business van lease deals, you won’t have to worry about road tax for the first year. Hit the road worry-free as soon as your van is delivered, knowing that your business finances are well-managed.

A HUGE RANGE

Choose from a wide selection of business vans from leading manufacturers. Our range is regularly updated with the newest models, ensuring you have access to the latest options for your business needs.

OUR SOLE TRADER VAN LEASE PROCESS

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STEP 1: Share Your Details

Provide some basic information and specify your desired contract length. Let us know if you’re interested in a sole trader van lease or a personal one.

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STEP 2: Application Review

Once we’ve received your lease application, our team will review everything. Please be aware that this process involves a soft credit search.

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STEP 3: Documentation and Payment

After processing your application, we’ll send you all the necessary documentation. Simply sign the documents and return them to us, along with your initial payment, to kickstart your sole trader van lease.

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STEP 4: Delivery Arrangements

Your van (or vans) will be scheduled for delivery. Typically, this takes between 7 and 10 days, though we can expedite it if you need your sole trader van urgently.

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SOLE TRADE VAN LEASING FAQ’s

HOW DO I LEASE A VAN AS A SELF EMPLOYED PERSON?

Leasing a van as a self-employed person is straightforward:

  • Choose Your Van: Select the van that suits your business needs.
  • Apply: Fill out our application form.
  • Approval: Once approved, your van will be delivered to you within 7 to 10 days.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to lease your sole trader van.

CAN I LEASE A VAN AS A SOLE TRADER?

Yes, absolutely! As a sole trader, you can lease a van for your business needs. It’s a flexible and cost-effective option that allows you to access the vehicle you need without the commitment of ownership.

SHOULD I BUY OR LEASE A VAN FOR MY BUSINESS?

When deciding whether to buy or lease a van for your business, consider factors such as cash flow, depreciation, and long-term needs. Leasing offers lower upfront costs, fixed monthly payments, and the ability to upgrade to newer models regularly. Contact us today to set yourself up with a sole trader van lease.

CAN SOLE TRADERS CLAIM VAT ON A LEASED VAN?

Yes, in many cases, sole traders can claim VAT on a leased van. The amount of VAT reclaimable depends on the type of lease agreement. You can usually claim a percentage of the VAT on the lease payments for a finance lease. For an operating lease, you may reclaim the full VAT on each lease payment.Make sure you keep accurate records and consult with a tax professional to understand your specific VAT reclaim options.

What happens at the end of my self-employed van lease term?

At the end of your lease term, you can choose to extend the lease or return the van to us and take out a new lease on a different van.

Can I use the leased van for both personal and business purposes?

Yes, in most cases, you can use the leased van for both personal and business purposes. However, it’s important to specify this during the application process and ensure that the lease agreement reflects your intended use.

What types of vans can I lease as a self-employed individual?

You can choose from a wide range of vans, from compact models perfect for city driving and small deliveries to larger cargo vans suitable for hauling equipment and larger deliveries. The selection includes models from leading manufacturers, ensuring you find a van that meets your business needs and preferences.

Is road tax included in my self employed van lease?

Road tax is included for the first year of your self employed van lease deal. This means you can hit the ground running as soon as your van is delivered.

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CLIENT REVIEWS

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  • Rated 5* on Facebook
  • “Fantastic service from the minute I got in touch, to the VW transporter being delivered to our door. Can’t fault our experience with First Step. We will definitely use them again- they were all brilliant!”

    Clare Morl

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  • “Excellent product and customer service from start to finish,The whole process totally stress free and Drew went over and above throughout.
    Amazing deals,No hidden extras and superb presentation of all vehicles. Would definitely recommend.”

    Gary Pedley

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  • “First class and friendly service. very flexible really know their stuff and communicate well. Definitely recommend this family run business, great prices too.”

    Adrian Fuller

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Self-employed? Get a van lease quote online

Interested in our van leasing options for sole trades? Start the process online, and our team will provide you with a tailored quote within an hour, ensuring a smooth transition to your new van.

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First Step UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, our FCA Firm Reference Number is 654527. First Step UK is a credit broker not a lender. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. All offers are subject to change at any time and are subject to finance approval and vehicle availability. First Step UK Limited registered address is 70 Market Street, Tottington, Bury, BL8 3LJ Registered in England.

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