Renting a stairlift is a viable option for those who anticipate needing a stairlift for a short period of time. Stairlift Headquarters, Silver Cross and StairliftNow are a few companies that provide stairlift rentals.
Stairlift rental companies usually charge an installation fee and a monthly rental fee, and they may charge a fee to remove the stairlift as well. The length and configuration of the stairway involved often impact the rental cost. The brand of the stairlift and its features are other factors that affect the rental cost. Stairlift providers may impose a minimum rental term or require a deposit.
Rent-to-own plans, in which the stairlift provider applies some or all of the rental fees to the purchase price, are sometimes an option. The costs of renting a stairlift may exceed the purchase cost, depending on the stairlift company's fees and the length of time the stairlift is in place.