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Is it worth renting ?

Renting stairlifts has become more popular in recent years. With stairlifts having a large upfront cost and not truly knowing how long we will actually need it, the idea of paying a fraction of the cost monthly sounds rather appealing.

Should Buy or Rent a Stairlift

Whats the process?

If you have a straight staircase, we can provide either short term or long term rental solutions.

A surveyor would need to examine the property to make sure a stairlift would fit the stairs. We can make initial appointments via telephone, video call, and email during the current climate we are facing as a nation.

Freephone: 0800 970 8636

Alternatively, contact us here.

After identifying the work involved, a stairlift engineer would visit your property to install your stairlift at the desired time and date.

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How Much Does Renting Cost?

We work with to provide stairlift rental typically costs £895 one of cost and £40 a month after six months. The cost can vary depending on the features needed, such as a powered assisted chair, powered footstep or a hinge track.

If you believe that renting a stairlift is a better option than purchasing, feel free to fill out our form below or call us on 0800 970 8636.

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Frequently Asked Questions​

Do I have to pay VAT on a stairlift?

Since a stairlift is a mobility product Prime Stairlifts will not charge you VAT.

Can I rent a stairlift?

Some companies can rent straight and curved stairlifts. To find out more about rentals, access and read rentals.

What happens if a stairlift breaks down?

Stairlifts have LED displays that indicate an error on the lift. It is important to take note that when the stairlift is traveling or has reached its destination a number or code will be displayed.

This is normal and should only be questioned if the lift isn't working. If in the rare circumstance the lift isn't working Prime Stairlifts does provide a warranty in case of a breakdown call us and we will sort it out.

If you have purchased a lift elsewhere and it has broken down feel free to call us on 0800 970 8636 so we can assist you.

Why do curved stairlifts cost more than straight stairlifts?

Curved stairlifts cost more since the rail is made to measure.

What if I want my stairlift removed?
If you have bought your stairlift from Prime Stairlifts we will have the option to buy back the stairlift. If bought elsewhere feel free to call us on 0800 970 8636 as we may be interested in the stairlift.
What if I don't want to sit down and use the stairlift?

Brooks straight stairlift can have the option of a stand chair platform. To find out more look in more details on Brooks Sit and Stand Straight Stairlifts.

How much does a stairlift cost on my electricity bill?
A stairlift typically costs in the region of £1-£2 a month on your bills.
How is a stairlift fitted?
Stairlifts are always fitted to the stairs.  A long time ago some manufactures fitted them to the walls. However, by having them fitted to the stairs the stairlift can accommodate more weight and therefore be used to a wider audience.
What are the maximum weight limits on a straight stairlift?

Maximum weight limits will vary from the make and model. However, in industry, the maximum weight limit is 31.5 stone. In our portfolio we offer the model Bruno Heavy Duty straight stairlifts with an impressive lift capacity of 30stone/190kg.

What is the maximum weight on a curved stairlift?

The maximum weight is 25 stone on the Bespoke Infinity stairlift where as other manufactures will vary between 18-21.5 stone.

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