The leasing contract, although very popular among entrepreneurs, can still cause several problems. A leasing contract, like a rental contract, allows you to use cars or machines without having to commit significant amount of money to buy them. However, it differs a lot from a rental agreement. The law firm advises clients on the choice of the best legal form of use of vehicles and machinery from the point of view of their business activity, and also supports them in disputes with leasing companies and insurance companies (motor insurance).
When deciding to lease, the entrepreneur shall remember that they do not own the car. Therefore, their rights are limited in some aspects. In many situations, the lessee must cooperate with the leasing company or is even dependent on its decisions. We advise our customers before concluding a leasing contract in order to avoid unpleasant surprises after conclusion of the contract.
An entrepreneur deciding to use car leasing should bear the following points in mind:
There are numerous obligations associated with leasing that we do not have to deal with if we take ownership of the car. A lack of awareness of these obligations can lead to unpleasant consequences – from penalty fees to termination of the contract by the leasing company. For our customers, we analyse the drafts of the leasing contracts and point out the important provisions to bear in mind.
What do lessees often forget?
Nowadays, car collisions are almost an everyday occurrence. Every car user sooner or later has to face such a situation. In the case of entrepreneurs, they are particularly acute, as for us, the car is primarily a tool to run our business. Meanwhile, a collision results in having to deal with issues that we do not deal with on a daily basis.
We support lessees by providing assistance:
Although, on the surface, the consequences of car collisions may seem similar (after all, in each case we are simply dealing with a damaged vehicle), each case is different. A key distinction for customers is the division between partial and total damage. In the case of leasing a car, the entrepreneur will have to deal with additional complications – including financial ones. In cases of partial damage, it is not uncommon to encounter a problem of underestimation of the vehicle repair costs (underestimation of labour costs, imposition of non-original spare parts), which prolongs the arrangement of the vehicle repair and makes it necessary for the customer to partially finance it out of their own pocket. If the damage is total, it is very important to correctly establish the value of the vehicle and settle the lease agreement.
We help our customers to obtain the best possible compensation and, to this end, we deal with, i.e.: