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Leasing a copier – which questions to ask

When you are thinking about buying a copier you should be prepared to ask many questions. You should always read any contract before you sign it and be prepared to ask questions if you don’t immediately understand it.

I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to ask questions before you commit yourself to a lease. You have the right to request a copy of the contract to review before agreeing to sign it.

There are many terms and conditions when it comes to the leasing process. Trust me when I say that you don’t want to be surprised three to five years down the line when it s time to return your machine and you can’t. Why? because you forgot to inform the leasing company that you didn’t want to renew your lease as per the terms of your contract.

On that note, a lease *is* a contract. It is not a short term rental that can be cancelled without a penalty or a very large fine. It is a legally binding document that can only be disputed before you sign it…not two months later when you decide you don’t like the terms.

So, ask questions.

-Do I have to pay the document fee and why?

-Why do I need insurance on my copier?

-Do I have to pay property tax?

-Do I get to keep the equipment when the lease is over?

-When does my lease end?

There are no silly questions, only people who are silly enough not to ask any questions at all.

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