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Leasing

We provide leasing for passenger cars, vans, motorcycles, boats, commercial vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment.

Not at all. However, your status as a customer of LHV will make your life much simpler – our Internet bank provides information on the lease, allows you to make payments and to conclude a standing order agreement.

You should look for the most suitable sales advertisement, and request a lease offer on the basis of the advertisement. Please keep in mind that we cannot provide the same quote for later choices – e.g. the choice of an older vehicle might shorten the lease period.

In such a case, you can apply for leasing together with another person, using his or her income or property to provide an additional security and qualify for the leasing together with that person. When a surety is involved in a lease agreement, the same documents and data as those provided by the applicant must be submitted by the surety. The verifiable regular net income must be a minimum of 900 euros per month for the two applicants in total.

Depending on whether you wish to use the leasing option for buying out the vehicle or merely using it, you can choose between financial lease or operational lease. A financial lease allows you to pay the full price of the vehicle together with the interest over the lease period, and to become the owner of the vehicle upon expiry of the agreement. An operational lease should be your choice, if you wish to use the vehicle, but have yet to decide whether or not you wish to become its owner. You will not be required to pay the full price of the vehicle in the case of an operational lease. Rather, we will agree, upon the conclusion of the lease agreement, on the residual value of the vehicle at the end of the lease period. The residual value is thus the price of the vehicle that we do not expect you to cover with the lease payments. At the end of the lease period, you have the option of buying out the vehicle at its residual value. Should you not choose this option, the vehicle is returned to the bank. We also provide the option of establishing a residual value for the property leased under financial lease. In this case, however, you have to pay the residual value together with the last monthly instalment, or apply for amendment of the agreement to defer the payment over a longer period of time.

Indeed, we do. We simply refer to it as a “financial lease”. Vehicle hire-purchase is a form of financial lease used for cases where VAT is not added to the price of the vehicle – i.e. the vehicle is sold by a private person or another person not liable to value added tax.

Lease payments will be made on a monthly basis, on the date specified in the agreement. Ten days before the payment due date, the bank will provide you with an invoice based on which you can effect a transfer. If you wish, you can also request your leasing invoice as an e-invoice and arrange for a standing payment order, through the internet bank of your home bank, for its automatic payment.

Yes, we do. To persons not liable to value added tax, the bank will disburse the price of the vehicle together with VAT. As VAT is to be refunded to persons liable to value added tax, we have established the general rule of providing funding in the amount which does not include VAT. VAT will be refunded by the state within one or two months. In the meantime, we offer the option of deferring payment of VAT for up to three months.

Should you wish to change the date of payment for some reason, the agreement will need to be amended. For this purpose, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. A service fee will be charged for the amendment in accordance with the price list.

Should you wish to change the lease payment, the agreement will need to be amended. For this purpose, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. The amendment requires a new credit decision. This will take 3-7 days. A service fee will be charged for the amendment in accordance with the price list.

Should you wish to shorten the lease period, the agreement will need to be amended. For this purpose, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. A service fee will be charged for the amendment in accordance with the price list.

Should you wish to extend the lease period, the agreement will need to be amended. For this purpose, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. The amendment requires a new credit decision. This will take 3-7 days. A service fee will be charged for the amendment in accordance with the price list.

Never hesitate to contact us. We will find a solution together.

To apply for a grace period, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. Private customers are requested to provide an account statement, business customers are asked to submit the financial statements. The decision regarding the grace period will be made on the basis of the documents submitted.

The insurer needs to be informed of all insured events. Please bear in mind that payments must still be continued, even if the vehicle cannot be used. Where the damage is extensive enough for the vehicle to be written off, the payment obligation will expire upon transfer of the compensation by the insurer to the bank. This will effectively terminate the lease agreement. The same in cases of theft.

The insurer needs to be informed of all insured events. Please bear in mind that payments must still be continued, even if the vehicle cannot be used. Where the damage is extensive enough for the vehicle to be written off, the payment obligation will expire upon transfer of the compensation by the insurer to the bank. This will effectively terminate the lease agreement. The same in cases of theft.

As a rule, the lease agreement may be prematurely terminated only when you buy out the vehicle yourself, or find another buyer for the vehicle. The amount to be received for the vehicle must cover or exceed the contractual residual value. For premature termination of the lease agreement, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee. The final calculations will be prepared on the basis of the application. Once the invoice has been paid, we will issue the documents on the termination of the agreement.

To all intents and purposes, such a disposal still constitutes the conclusion of a new lease agreement with a new lessee. For this purpose, the buyer (e.g. the transferee) must submit a lease application together with the additional documents required. Where the credit decision passed on the basis of the transferee's application is positive, the transferor only needs to submit an application for termination of the lease agreement. For this purpose, please fill out the corresponding form, sign it digitally, and send it to info@lhv.ee.

A change of cars requires termination of the existing agreement and conclusion of a new agreement. You thus first need to sell your existing car. The existing car can also be purchased by the seller of the new car. You need to fill out a new lease application for the new car, and submit the accompanying documents. You can also lease a new car by maintaining the existing lease agreement and putting the existing car up for sale.

Please bear in mind that you still need to make lease payments while the car is for sale. Should you face payment difficulties, you can apply for a grace period. You can also apply for an exemption from the motor own damage insurance payments, but only if the car is being sold by a partner of LHV with the appropriate insurance cover. No exemption can be provided, if the car is being sold anywhere else. No exemption can be provided from motor third party liability insurance.

Users entered in the registration certificate of the vehicle do not require an authorisation document for travel within Europe. An authorisation document in unattested written form is required where the vehicle is taken to another European country by a person who has not been and is not intended to be entered in the registration certificate. A notarised authorisation document is required for travels to Russia, other CIS countries or Asia. The authorisation document will be issued, if you have no payables to the bank (under the lease agreement or any other agreement) and if the vehicle has valid insurance cover in the country of destination.

Please bear in mind that an authorisation document from LHV is required for any operation in the traffic register of the Estonian Road Administration (change of users in the registration certificate, making copies of the registration certificate or licence plate). You thus need to submit the corresponding application to LHV to obtain an authorisation document.

The corresponding application must be submitted to LHV in order to obtain the authorisation document. The authorisation document will, as a rule, be issued only if you have no debts to the bank under the corresponding agreement or any other agreement (exceptional cases need to be coordinated with the lease manager). With no debts and valid insurance cover, the authorisation document will be issued within 24 hours. Should you have debts or insufficient insurance cover, the issue of the authorisation document will be delayed. A fee will be charged for the authorisation document in accordance with the price list.

You could need an authorisation document, when ordering an extra key for your vehicle.

We are as interested as you are in ensuring compensation for any damage that may occur to the vehicle. In addition to motor third party liability insurance, any vehicle leased must also be covered with motor own damage insurance for protection against damage not compensated through motor third party liability insurance. For example, motor own damage insurance provides compensation for damage caused to the vehicle even if you alone are responsible for the accident. Should you have no insurance cover, you will be asked to compensate any damage yourself. To make sure that insurance cover is uninterrupted (by, for instance, forgetting to make an insurance payment), the vehicle must be insured for a period of 12 months at a time, with full payment for the entire period. We do understand that full payment for an entire year is a major cost. We therefore offer our customers the option of insuring the leased vehicle conveniently and favourably via LHV, paying the insurance in instalments together with the lease payments. You can pick your own insurance company – our insurance broker will provide you with an offer, comparing the prices and conditions of several insurers.

Should you wish to modify your car in any way, please contact LHV and ask for our consent. No consent is required if you wish to fix something or replace a spare part or if you wish to add an element that can be removed, without damaging the vehicle, upon expiry of the leasing agreement. By contrast, the installation of a gas device entails the alteration of the car, which requires the approval of the bank.

As the lessee, you will be responsible for the technical maintenance of the vehicle. You will also be obliged to maintain all technical and warranty documents. In addition, you will need to ensure preservation of the warranty. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact LHV or the car dealer. At the end of the lease period, the vehicle must be returned to LHV in the same condition it was in at the moment of delivery. Naturally, we do take normal wear and tear into account. Nonetheless, broken parts need to be replaced prior to returning the vehicle.

Under the general conditions of the lease agreement, a fee of 16 cents must be paid upon termination of the agreement for each kilometre exceeded.

First, we advise you to carefully consider your options before you make this decision. It is important to realise that although through the rental agreement you can transfer all the obligations under your leasing agreement to the person renting your car, it is you who will remain liable before LHV. If you are certain that you wish to proceed with renting out your car, you must seek LHV’s consent to do so. For this, you have to submit a relevant request including the name and personal identification code or registry code of the sublessee. Furthermore, allow for the fact that, in order to provide its consent for a sublease, LHV may wish to modify the terms of your agreement, since the risk profile of the transaction will change.

Under the terms of your leasing agreement, payment for a year’s policy must indeed be made in one instalment when property is insured. We prefer this, since this way we can be certain that insurance cover will not lapse because the payment of an instalment is forgotten or not made. A policy is also paid for in one instalment when insurance is taken out through LHV, since the bank pays the insurance company the full cost of the insurance policy when property is insured. If you wish, however, we will provide you with financing for an insurance policy, in which case we will divide its cost into 12 portions and add these payments to your monthly invoice. In this respect, it is important to note that, if policies are financed, the monthly insurance payments will also include interest charges. Information about the interest rate applicable to insurance policies is available in our price list and in the insurance offer forwarded to you.

Choose a valuer suitable for you from the following selection. Both OÜ Value Expert and OÜ Roheline Laine will carry out a valuation of the vehicle at a location suitable for you.

Indeed, we have this requirement. We would like the traffic register to verify, for its part, the due transfer of the ownership of the property, so that we may be convinced that there will be no impediments to the registration of the property. In addition, national regulations, too, require a relevant entry to be made in the traffic register within 5 business days after a vehicle is first used in Estonia or when its ownership is transferred.

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