Who Can Drive Your Lease Car?
A common question asked by customers when leasing a car is “who can drive my lease car?” or “can I lease a car for my son/daughter?”.
There is a common myth that only the person named on the lease can drive the car. In this guide, we’ll address that misconception and shed some light on an otherwise grey area of personal leasing.
Who Can Drive My Lease Car?
Anyone in theory can drive your lease car as long as you trust them, so your friends and family most certainly can (although your dog can’t unfortunately). However, whoever the main driver is must be on the insurance policy and is responsible for who they give permission to drive their lease car.
Can Your Son/Daughter Drive Your Lease Car?
Your son/daughter can drive your lease car as long as they have a valid licence and are on the insurance policy. You can also lease a car for them, provided the previously mentioned requirements still stand.
What Can’t You Do With Your Lease Car?
As with anything in life, there are some rules and things that you cannot do when it comes to your lease car.
1. Lease a Car in Your Name but Not Be on the Insurance Policy
The person named on the lease must be the primary driver on the insurance policy, anyone else must be named as a driver.
This is something to bear in mind if you are looking to lease a car for your child, for example, as they will have to be a new driver and will not be building their own no claims discount bonus.
2. Lease or Rent Out Your Car for a Fee
Sub-leasing, as it is known, is strictly forbidden and against the Terms and Conditions of your lease agreement. You can not hire, rent or lease out your lease car. This is different to lending your car to a friend for a day, as it will involve monetary gain.
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So there you have it, another myth busted and some clarity shed.
If you have any questions regarding leasing, please contact a member of the Pendle Lease Team. Until then, have a browse through all of our latest leasing special offers and personal lease cars available!