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How to hire out your item or yourself, fast

Take great photos

It may sound obvious - but taking good-quality photos can have a huge impact on the time it takes to hire out your item or yourself. Adverts with good photos are hired 3x faster

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Keep it snappy

Keep your item description short and simple. Call out optional extras that other similar item may not have. And don't forget to mention full-service history if you have it.

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Be honest

It's important that your item description is accurate. If your item has a small scratch on it - be honest about it. It'll save time with needless viewings if hirers are aware of any faults from the get-go.

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Guides to hiring out your item

Preparing your item

From keeping it clean to sorting repairs, here's how to get your item ready for sale.

Creating your advert

Good-quality adverts lead to a fast sale. Read our tips to create an effective advert.

Taking payment

Cash, bank transfer, cheque? Learn the best way to accept payment and keep yourself secure.

Avoiding scams

Learn how to stay safe online and protect yourself from fraud.

Your questions answered

With Buy and Hire, you’re twice as likely to hire out your item or yourself within a week. We are excellent at what we do.

You are in full control with your own sale. You can create and upload your advert in just three steps, and the size of our audience means you’ll get your item or yourself in front of more hirers in Nigeria.

When you hire out your item, you’ll need to hand over the item’s handbook, the service logbook (plus receipts) and, if the item is over three years old, the MOT certificate. Buyers may also appreciate older MOT certificates and maintenance receipts.

After you’ve sold the item, you’ll need a receipt with the date, price, registration number, make and model featured. You’ll also need your (and the hirer’s) name and address.

You’ll need to tell the DVLA the item has been sold. If your item has a V5C (registration document) then fill in the bottom and send this to the DVLA. You’ll need to give the top part to the hirer alongside other paperwork.

There are plenty of places to hire out your old item.

You could hire it directly to a dealership or auction house, or you can hire it online. If you’ve got the time to wait for the right hirer, hiring out your item privately on a site like Buy and Hire can earn you more money.

There are also options like part-exchange and, sometimes, a scrappage scheme is the right choice for older items.

Learn more about your options in our guide to hiring out a item.

To get the best price for your item, make sure it’s clean and in good working order. Scuffs and scratches can knock the price down, so be realistic about the item’s condition and see whether it’s worth paying for repairs. A full-service history (where you’ve had a service every year, or within its set mileage) can fetch a higher price too.

Other factors can affect a item’s price. Some make models are more desirable than others, and a item’s age and mileage will also affect the final offer. Older items with higher mileage tend to be hired for less, though remember the depreciation curve of new items means they lose most of their value in the first few years.

Another factor is the number of previous owners (the fewer the better, usually). You can find this in the V5C document.

One trick is to hire out your item at the right time of year – convertibles are more popular in summer, so make sure you’re ready to meet demand! We’ve got more tips in our guide to the best time to hire out your item.

Hiring out your item through Buy and Hire puts it in front of Nigeria’s largest item hiring audience. We recommend you accurately and fairly price it and follow these tips on creating an eye-catching item advert.

We help thousands hire out their items, and our platform makes it easy for you to list your item and find the right hirer for it. To hire out your item, simply follow these steps:

We’ve plenty more advice on creating an advert, what to do in a test drive, and how to get paid safely online – check it out here.