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Stairlift Rental

Stairlift rental is the concept of paying a monthly fee to a stairlift company to have use of a hired stairlift in your home. If you are having difficulty getting up or down the stairs or are unable to use them, then having a stairlift fitted through a rental scheme is a practical solution to help you regain independence at home.

Can you rent stairlifts with Handicare? Absolutely. Handicare has stair lifts for hire, and we are here to answer your questions, so read on to learn more.

Are stair lift rentals right for me?

A temporary stairlift rental is an ideal option if you are recovering from an illness or procedure which incapacitates you from ascending or descending stairs in the short term. Having a temporary stairlift for hire installed is also beneficial for relatives or guests who come to stay with you for a time, but that cannot use stairs.

Is it better to rent or buy a stairlift?

Because of the monthly cost of renting a stairlift, the option to rent a stairlift only makes financial sense and is a cost-effective decision if it is for a short period of time rather than long-term.

So, if you are in recovery or would like to rent stair lifts for temporary visitors, read on for all the information you need to know about stair lifts rental in the UK. 

Which stairlifts can I rent?

You will need different types of stair lifts depending on whether you have straight or curved flights of stairs. We have two stairlift models available to rent – one for straight staircases and one for curved or spiral stairs.

The 1100 straight stairlift is available to rent and offers the slimmest track on the market. Compact and fitted with a continuous charge functionality, the 1100 is complete with patented technology, which means there is no grease or oil on the stairlift rail, making it easy to keep clean.

When it comes to curved stairlift rental, the 4000 curved stairlift is our recommendation. This model is a modern and versatile solution for both curved and spiral staircases. Flexible and user-friendly, the stairlift can travel around 90- and 180-degree bends and comes with a manual swivel seat as standard.

How soon after I order will my stairlift be installed?

Rental stairlifts don’t take long to install after you make your purchase. For straight stairlifts, it commonly takes 2-5 days, and for curved stairlifts, it will be up to 10 working days on average from your order. When you enquire with us, our team will be able to confirm a more precise installation timeframe.

How long might I rent a stairlift for?

Our stairlift hire/rental scheme is for short-term use only and is not designed for anyone needing a lift for longer than 12-18 months. Continued rental after this time would mean you may eventually pay more than it would have cost to purchase the stairlift outright.

After six months, you can end your rental agreement at any time. We can remove your stairlift before this if you wish. However, we cannot offer any refund for the first 6-month contract period. 

What is the cost of renting a stairlift?

In order to rent a stairlift, you’ll need to make an upfront payment which covers standard installation and the first six months’ rental. After six months, an ongoing monthly rental charge will apply.

The cost for renting a stairlift is as follows: for the 1100 Straight Stairlift, there is an upfront charge of £1,300 (excluding VAT) and ongoing monthly rental payments of £80 per month (excluding VAT) after the first six months. For the 4000 Curved Stairlift, there is an upfront charge of £3,000 (excluding VAT) and ongoing monthly rental payments of £150 per month (excluding VAT), after the first six months.

These rental costs are for a basic stairlift. Any optional extras chosen will increase the cost of the upfront charge.

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Do I need to pay VAT on my order?

94% of customers do not pay VAT on their orders. If you, or the person you are buying the stairlift for, have a condition that requires regular medication or are registered disabled, then you may be eligible for VAT exemption. Speak to one of our team to find out more.

Who owns the stairlift?

When renting a stair lift, it will remain the property of Handicare, so all regular servicing and maintenance are included. If you are serious about renting stairlifts, you can learn more about stairlift servicing and maintenance here.

Stairlift rentals near me

If you are looking for a place that has stair lifts to hire or if you have been searching online for “stairlift hire near me”, relax in knowing that Handicare supplies stairlifts across the UK. With our nationwide service, you will have an easy time finding stairlifts for rent; just get in touch and speak to one of our experts.

You can take a look at just some of the locations where you can hire a stairlift over on our locations page, but not matter where you are in the UK, we are here to help.  

Key takeaways

  • Renting a stairlift is ideal for temporary mobility needs.
  • Handicare offers models for straight and curved stairs.
  • Your stairlift can be installed in 2-14 days after your order.
  • An upfront payment covers the first six months.
  • Monthly rental fees apply after the initial payment.
  • Rented stairlifts are ideal for short-term use (12-18 months).
  • Rented stairlifts remain the property of Handicare.
  • Regular servicing is included.

How do I hire a stair lift?

If you would like to rent a stair lift, have any questions, or would just like to find out more, call one of the Handicare team for free on 0800 117 0515. *Calls may be recorded for monitoring and quality purposes. We know that a stairlifts rental is a big decision, so we are here to talk you through it and help you determine what is the best mobility solution for you.

Is renting a stairlift the right option for you? Stairlift rental is a sensible option for those in need of a temporary stairlift but may not be a feasible long-term option.

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