All you need to know about leasing a new Apple iPad
I am self-employed. Can I still lease an iPad?
Yes as well as sole traders and partnerships. HardSoft have licensing under the FCA to offer ‘regulated’ leasing contracts for the full three years.
Can you lease an iPad to ‘start-up’ companies?
Yes though again we may ask for bank statements to prove to us the business has some money to pay the rentals.
Do you require a Directors Guarantee to lease a Mac?
It’s something we ask for in about 5% of orders for a Mac. The main reasons we will ask for a Directors Indemnity are 1) New Start Company with no accounts filed 2) Accounts filed at Companies House that show a negative net worth or the value of the order exceeds the net worth of the company 3) Year on year declining accounts.
What if my Company has a CCJ or a poor credit history?
We may need to ask for Personal Guarantees (often called Directors Indemnities) and may ask for additional info to prove affordability. This is usually a bank statement.
Is your iPad case included mandatory and is it any good?
Yes we need to supply a case with all iPads on lease. Because we include iPad insurance we need to feel comfortable that the iPad is as safe as possible from drops and damage from day one of delivery. We do offer Apple cases if you want something more personal.
Is insurance included?
Yes it is an all risks policy that covers against theft and accidental damage for the length of the ipad lease. It doesn’t cover loss such as leaving it unattended on a train or in a public place.
Can you register the Apple equipment under the Apple Device Enrolment Program?
Yes, we can. Our DEP reference number is 6DBD7F0. Only Apple equipment from the Apple Store or an Authorised reseller can be registered.
Do you offer an Mobile Device Management for iPads?
Yes we do we recommend the solution from VMWare Airwatch as our solution. This MDM is 80pence per week and will control both Apple desktops as well as mobile devices. Call us for a demo on Airwatch.
What is the minimum order value to lease an iPad?
It is £4.95 per week plus VAT. Payments are collected monthly or quarterly.
Are there any extra costs?
No, though there is an Admin Fee shown on the paperwork which is normally £50
How competitive are HardSoft prices?
We are the cheapest source for iPads for business on lease and hire. Since 1984 we have been specialising in leasing computers just to business users.
How quick is delivery?
Normally 2-3 days though ask us and we can probably do better and we can deliver at weekends at no extra.
Do prices exclude VAT?
Yes they do.
When is the first direct debit?
Normally the first of the month following delivery for monthly payments and if it’s a quarterly payment it will be on the next quarter.
Are you Apple Authorised?
Certainly, we are and have been for nearly ten years. Our registration with Apple is 300206 if you want to check.
How long is the Lease?
It’s three years though remember you can cancel and we will collect the Apple iPad after two years. Note there is a £75 fee to reprocess the iPad for resale by us.
Why is the ‘Pure-Rental’ price cheaper?
Because you do not have the right to own the computer at the end of the lease. It is simply a long-term hire agreement whereby you return the equipment at the end.
I am a home user, can I still lease from you?
No you cannot, as it is not allowed by law. HardSoft do offer 0% interest free credit on Apple iPad Pro’s though. Pop across to https://interestfree.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk/
Does the Financial Conduct Authority regulate HardSoft?
Yes, we are under the registration number FRN716391
Can I take my iPad to an Apple Store for repair?
You can only in the first year. You will find our No Quibble three year warranty is better than Apple Care as it includes a Loan Mac whilst yours is being repaired.
Do I have to pay a lump sum at the end to own iPad?
Our Flexi-Lease includes the option to own the iPad for normally just £1. If you choose the cheaper ‘Pure-Rental’ then you don’t get this option though you could buy it at the end of the three years but at the market/fair price.
When you lease an iPad from HardSoft, you get peace of mind. You’ll have a 3 year warranty and the option for a loan iPad should yours ever need repairing. You also get an i-BLASON rugged carry case to help protect your iPad from drops, chips and scratches.
The HardSoft technical team have Apple certification and are trained to a very high level. The unlimited telephone technical support and remote assistance is included in all iPad leases. Our 3 years FREE warranty surpasses the Apple 1 year warranty and means that if you have any problems with your iPad we will collect it, repair it and return it in a timely manner. You can also take advantage of our loan machines to negate your down time. The accidental damage cover also included in your iPad lease means that if you crack your screen or have any spillages, we will also be happy to collect and repair free of charge.
HardSoft have been trading for over 30 years and are not only an IT specialist but a finance authority. As we cut out the middle man, our unique deals are unbeatable on price. As we have all leases covered, your fixed payments will be all that you need to spend on your IT.
Our Apple leases make great business sense, with 100% tax efficiency and the same great deals available for new and established companies get your quote today!