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To lease or not to lease?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Giggleswick, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Can anyone advise whether leasing IT equipment has been a success or not in their school? If you have - which company have you gone with? Desperately need quite a large investment to upgrade and improve current provision. (Medium sized Primary).
     
  2. Can anyone advise whether leasing IT equipment has been a success or not in their school? If you have - which company have you gone with? Desperately need quite a large investment to upgrade and improve current provision. (Medium sized Primary).
     
  3. Unless you are flush with cash I would look at leasing. We have been doing so for many years and it works well for us. Money is relatively cheap at present. We use a company called Syscap who are education leasing specialists. Remember that schools are only allowed to operate certain types of lease. Also, remember that not all LAs like schools leasing (no idea why) but the decision rests with the school and no LA can prevent a school entering into a leasing arrangement.
     
  4. Avoid RM.
     
  5. Amen to that!
     
  6. Thanks for advice. [​IMG]
     
  7. Beware, get the lease THOROUGHLY checked before signing. There are some scammers out there selling leases who have dumped schools into huge debt and heads have been suspended.
     
  8. elainejh - this is old news.
    One would hope that any self respecting head would get advice from their LA, equipment supplier etc.
     
  9. Just responding to OP they may well be less informed than you or I.
     
  10. Good point!
    I have a new lease with a reputable company and found that they have unilaterally arranged "asset protection" for the goods on the lease. This an insurance scheme provided by a third party. The lease company have invoiced me for over £700 for 12 months. Luckily I have been able to have our LA insurance dept inform them we have adequate cover.
    Bit cheeky really.
     
  11. - this is old news.

    I notice there is a double page spread about this in today's TES so not so old.
     
  12. Just because TES have got round to looking at one narrow aspect of leasing - the few unscrupulous operators out there does not mean it is new news. The story has been around for months.
     

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