BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide - LCVs

BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide - LCVs

Fair Wear & Tear LCV's Guide

The BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear Guides provide an industry standard for every aspect of the vehicle's condition on return to a leasing company.

Fair wear and tear occur when normal usage causes deterioration to a commercial or personal lease vehicle. It is not to be confused with damage that occurs due to a specific event to the business car or van hire, or series of events such as:

  • impact
  • inappropriate stowing of items
  • harsh treatment
  • negligent acts
  • omissions

The BVRLA produces three different Fair Wear and Tear Guides:

  • Cars: for drivers of leased and financed cars
    LCVs and minibus: for drivers and operators of contract-hired, leased and financed light commercial vehicles and minibuses up to 17 seats
    HGVs: for drivers and operators of contract hire and leased vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW

The guides aim to provide an industry-wide, accepted standard that defines fair wear and tear of returning vehicles to a BVRLA member at the end of a lease or finance agreement. The guides specify the industry standard at the return for every aspect of the vehicle's condition. The guides also advise best practices in vehicle maintenance and upkeep to prevent unacceptable wear and tear from occurring.

For more information, please visit the consumer advice page on the BVRLA website.

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