This article should be helpful if you or a family member are looking for a short-term temporary stairlift. Perhaps an elderly reletive is looking to rent a chair lift for a few weeks or months post operation.
When purchasing a stairlift you will be met with several different options, one of these options – Acorn stairlifts rental – may prove beneficial if you are sure you will only need the stairlift for a few months. If you are on a budget but need the stairlift for longer than a few months you might want to consider a reconditioned stairlift.
Details on both options coming up.
Benefits of stairlift hire
Stairlift hire can prove to be a shrewd decision for a number of different reasons; of course, these reasons depend on personal circumstances. If the need for a stairlift in the home is only short-term, rental is sometimes the cheapest solution. On some occasions, a stairlift may only be needed to help while you are recovering from illness or an operation, or maybe there are relatives coming to stay that are unable to climb stairs freely.
In some cases, hiring a stairlift will prove to be a more cost-friendly option when compared to buying.
You may also find the lower monthly payments much more manageable than finding £2000-£5000 upfront. Although, if you feel that a stairlift is needed long-term, buying will probably make more financial sense. Perhaps consider reconditioned if upfront cost is an issue.
To give you an idea of cost, stairlift rental companies will charge upto £1000 for 6 months straight stairlift hire, then an additional £40 per month thereafter.
Curved stairlift hire can cost up to £2,400 for the first 6 months, then an additional £100 per month thereafter.
To rent a stairlift as opposed to buying will mean that everything is taken care of while the stairlift is in your home. The installation company will have a duty to ensure that the stairlift is in full working order at all times and is safe to use. This is a big advantage that renting has over buying. Once the warranty has ran out on a purchased stairlift, any maintenance and repair costs will need to be funded by you although this is usually covered by the (optional) purchace of an extended warranty. Rental means responsibility for maintenance lies with the company.
Installation of a rental stairlift can often be completed with 24-48 hours of ordering and when it is no longer needed, engineers will take care of the uninstall with minimum fuss. Consider your stairlift needs and decide whether stairlifts rental would suit you.
If your budget doesn't stretch to a new stairlift there's the option to buy a reconditioned model.
We can source the best prices in the market for reconditioned stairlifts, as low as £745 (fully installed with 12 months warranty), subject to location.
Contact us direct if you'd like more information on the best prices for a reconditioned stairlift .
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