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How To Lease A Coffee Machine In The UK: An Introduction

Leasing a commercial coffee machine in the UK can be a complicated and confusing process, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s fundamentally very similar to a commercial coffee machine rental, except you get to keep the coffee machine at the end. Now that seems like a good reason to lease a coffee machine to us!

In this article, we’ll provide a quick overview of some of the most common questions and concerns. If you’d like a more in-depth look at how commercial coffee machine leases work, please check out our super long post by clicking on the link.

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Which is the best commercial coffee machine for rental or lease?

Generally speaking, you can lease a coffee machine that costs more than £1,000. Now this gives you quite a few options, including:

Each machine type has its own pros and cons, with various makes and models offering a myriad of different features. At Bibium, we understand these differences and it is our aim to ensure you lease a coffee machine that is the best possible fit.

How long will commercial coffee machine leases last?

Commercial coffee machine leases can last anywhere from one year to five, though the most common duration is three years. Your total cost will go up the longer lease a coffee machine for, but your monthly payments will go down.

Who will service my coffee machine during the lease?

WMF 1200s bean to cup coffee machine with milk chiller front view

All of our commercial coffee machines available for lease are covered by at least one year parts and labour for free, and you can purchase additional years’ cover on top of that if you’d like. In any case, servicing is handled directly through the machine that made the coffee machine. That is, a Bravilor Esprecious 11 bean to cup machine would be serviced by engineers trained and employed by Bravilor. Any troubles, you just ring up the company’s helpline, and they’ll sort you out.

Who owns the commercial machine while it’s under lease?

For the duration of the lease, the leasing company owns the coffee machine. Once leases are complete, Bibium takes over. If you’d like to keep your professional coffee machine when the lease is up, we’re happy to transfer it over for one additional month’s payment.

Is it better to buy or lease a coffee machine?

It’s usually better to lease a coffee machine, but some people prefer to buy it outright instead. Here are some factors to consider:

  • If you lease a commercial coffee machine, it’s tax deductible; if you buy it outright, it’s not
  • Leasing a coffee machine means you’re subject to credit checks, so if you’re a new company or you’ve not got the best credit, an outright purchase may suit you better
  • It’s much easier from a cash-flow point of view if you choose to lease a commercial coffee machine over purchasing it outright.

What happens once I decide I want to lease a commercial coffee machine?

It’s a bit longwinded, but never fear! We’ve put together a clear step-by-step guide on how to lease a coffee machine.

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