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Stairlift rental

If you only require a temporary stairlift, looking into whether you can rent a stairlift could be a good option. Read our guide to find out more information, such as stairlift rental costs in the UK.
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Stairlift rental is a cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of a stairlift for a short period of time. Whether you’re recovering from illness or injury which makes it hard for you to use the stairs, or you have a guest staying at your house who is not able to use the stairs unaided, renting a stairlift can be a fantastic short-term option.


  • Does Companion have stairlifts to rent?
  • How much to rent a stairlift?
  • What are the upfront costs of stairlift rental?
  • Do I need to rent a stairlift or buy one?

Does Companion have stairlifts to rent?

Companion does not offer stairlift hire. But there are many stairlift companies that do offer stairlift rentals in the UK. If you are not able to purchase a stairlift, or know you’ll only need the stairlift for a short amount of time, a monthly rental may be a good option.

It’s worth knowing that once you begin renting a stairlift, you may find your rental goes on longer than you initially thought and therefore not being cost-effective as you end up paying more than the price of a new stairlift. This is why it’s important to make sensible plans about how long you’ll need a rental stairlift and weighing up the cost of rental again the cost of buying a stairlift to see which will be better for the bank balance.

Furthermore, if you are looking for a stairlift rental due to financial issues, it is possible to receive finance for a stairlift from a range of organisations, which can help cover the cost. You could also consider looking into second-hand stairlifts, which are generally lower in price. Make sure you carefully consider if a reconditioned stairlift is right for you and look into the option of financing before searching for a stairlifts rental company.

How much to rent a stairlift?

The cost of renting a stairlift can vary depending on which company you decide to use. The cost of renting straight stairlifts should normally not exceed £10 a week, whereas, the rental charge for curved stairlifts is more likely to be higher. This is because curved stairlifts are usually built bespoke, and so finding one that fits a certain curved staircase will be harder. This can often mean that just buying a more intricate stairlift model, like a curved stairlift, outright might be a wiser option financially.

What are the upfront costs of stairlift rental?

When renting a stairlift there is almost always an upfront cost of £1,000 or more. As well as that, some companies can require renters to sign a set rental agreement, meaning that you may need to commit to renting the stairlift for longer than you require. Before you rent, it is always worth ensuring you know what the rent scheme enables (for example, does the upfront cost cover the administration, installation and removal of the stairlift), checking the terms and conditions as well as agreeing on a set monthly fee and determining whether that will be paid in full or over the duration of your rental a month at a time. The last thing you want is to agree to a hidden installation charge that makes the process unaffordable.

Do I need to rent a stairlift or buy one?

Stairlift rentals are an appropriate decision when you only need a stairlift for a short period of time. Perhaps you have been recently injured, are staying in temporary accommodation, or know that you will be moving soon. In such a situation, looking for a reputable company that has stairlifts to rent could be a good idea. However, in most circumstances, deciding to purchase a stairlift outright is the best decision. If you live with limited mobility and want to retain your independence at home, our cheap stairlifts are an excellent choice.

Instead of renting a stairlift, you can make your home permanently accessible, allowing you to ascend and descend your stairs with ease and comfort, without having to worry about monthly payments. If you request a free home assessment, our stairlift technicians will talk you through the process and find the right stairlift solution for you. They will then come and install the stairlift expertly, teaching you how to use and look after your stairlift.

Further still, all the stairlifts we sell come with a 12-month warranty meaning that any maintenance and servicing will be taken care of without an extra fee.

Companion's guide to renting a stairlift

We hope this guide to stairlift rentals has been useful. Browse our website and discover more stairlift advice and information. If you would like to enquire about having a stairlift installed in your home, please do get in touch.