Leasing a van instead of purchasing or renting long term has become increasingly popular over the last ten years, as has contract van hire.
By choosing to lease a van, you avoid responsibility for many of the maintenance costs of a van and can change it every few years for a new one without having to worry about selling your old one. The lease company manages all of the finance and purchase arrangements - all you have to do is make a single monthly payment, then hand the vehicle back at the end of the lease.
The high volume buying and reselling facilities available to most leasing companies mean that they can get far better deals than you or I. In turn, this means that the monthly payments on a leased car or van can be surprisingly good value.
Contrary to what you might expect, most leasing companies offer a huge range of cars and vans - not just a few models. Most leasing companies also provide you with the choice of an all-inclusive maintenance package and include the cost of road tax in the monthly payments.