Buying or Renting a Stairlift


If you are thinking of having either straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts fitted, buying new is not the only option. It is also possible to rent a stairlift (straight stairlifts only) or buy a reconditioned or second hand stairlift, and both these alternatives will keep the initial costs down.

Here we shall look at the pros and cons of each of these in turn to help you decide the best route to take.

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Buying Straight Stairlifts or Curved Stairlifts

Buying a new straight stairlift or curved stairlift is a big investment to make. However, by buying new you know you will get exactly the right stairlift for your needs.

Ransome Mobility are independent suppliers, so we are not tied to one particular make or model of straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts. Our experts will carefully talk you through all the options available to help you choose a stairlift that will not only work for you now, but will also assist you into the future as your needs change. For instance, it could be that a powered or linked footrest riser may be a preferred option if there is a likelihood that you may have difficulty bending down in the future. Or it may be that you will want a perch seat now, rather than having to upgrade your stairlift at a later date. We will discuss all the possibilities with you during our home visit so your brand new stairlift is entirely suited to your requirements.

Another advantage of buying new straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts is that they are built to last. This is vital if it is going to be a permanent fixture in your home, and especially if it is going to get a lot of frequent use (such as being used by more than one person in the household). For added peace of mind, Ransome Mobility offer a range of guarantees on new straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts.

Once we have fitted your brand new stairlift, Ransome Mobility provides an unrivalled aftercare service.  We have an engineer on hand 24/7 and 365 days a year to assist you with any problems you may have, so you can be assured of our commitment to customer service from start to finish.

Renting Straight Stairlifts

There are a number of reasons why people prefer to rent a stairlift than buy new. It may be that you live in rented accommodation, or that you intend to live in a property for a short period so a stairlift rental may be a more cost effective option.

It is also preferable if you are on a low income and want to spread the cost of your stairlift. With straight stairlifts costing £1100 and above, it is not always possible to pay this upfront fee, so it may be better to rent.

Renting is also a good alternative for customers who require a stairlift only for temporary use such as to assist in recovery after an operation.
If you are renting a stairlift, you will be charged an upfront fee, a removal fee and a monthly rent. Ransome Mobility’s rental prices start at £10 a week (prices vary according to where your stairlift is fitted and the track size) and the minimum rental term is 12 weeks.

Renting a stairlift means that the cost of repair and maintenance of your stairlift is included in your monthly rental fee. Customers who have rented with us for more than a year also have the chance to buy their stairlift at a reduced rate.

Only straight stairlifts can be rented as curved stairlifts are made to measure individual staircases.

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Reconditioned Straight Stairlifts and Curved Stairlifts

If you require a stairlift in your home, but don’t want the upfront cost of buying new, another option is to have a reconditioned stairlift, also known as a second hand or refurbished stairlift.

We offer reconditioned straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts in most makes and models but only as and when they become available. Customers who buy a reconditioned stairlift benefit from the same after care service as those who have bought a brand new – but at a reduced cost.

Our second hand stairlifts are thoroughly tested before use so they are as safe and reliable as a brand new version. Most come with a six month warranty although there is also a 12 month guarantee available on very new versions.

If you buy a reconditioned stairlift, you can save as much as £500 on straight stairlifts and £1,500 on curved stairlifts, depending on the make or model.

For more information on our straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts  just contact us and we will be happy to help.