During an agreement

The lessee agrees to make regular rental payments to the lessor in accordance with the contract hire agreement and must keep the vehicle fully insured as well as in roadworthy and good general condition.

The lessor may seek to recover some or all of the cost of the Annual Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) applicable to the vehicle by including an amount for this in the rental cost: this should be included in the terms and conditions set out by the lessor.

Service and maintenance plans are often incorporated into contract hire agreements to provide the lessee with fixed cost motoring. This helps planning and budgeting.