How to hire a PCO Car from SHS

View our fleet and pick the vehicle you would like to hire, then follow these simple steps:

  1. Make an enquiry online, via email: [email protected] or call us 0203 627 2625.
  2. Send us copies of your documents + your contact details to [email protected]:
  • Valid UK Driving License* card front and rear
  • DVLA check code
  • Valid PCO License certificate
  • A utility bill/bank statement within the last 3 months
  1. Pay the deposit as quoted to you and arrange collection.
  2. Pay the first week’s rental upon collection of the vehicle.

*See conditions of hire below


A deposit is required as a security and will depend on the insurance excess. As a guide, most vehicles require a £500 deposit, however, our luxury fleet will require £1000. Upon the return of our vehicle, your deposit will become due for return after 14 working days. SHS are unable to return deposits until any outstanding insurance claims are settled by the insurer.

Minimum Rental Period

Our standard minimum rental term for general fleet is 4 weeks, following which, you will move onto a weekly rolling contract. We do provide daily rates for luxury fleet and cross hire. Please let us know your intentions and we will work with you to make a bespoke package to meet your requirements. Should a vehicle be returned prior to the minimum period being met, then your deposit will not be refunded.


All vehicles must be insured for the duration of the hire. Proof of this must be provided if you are insuring yourself.


We will complete transfers of liabilities to the relevant authorities to nominate the driver at the time of contravention. On occasion, our vehicle suppliers will charge an administration fee for this process, but otherwise we will charge £18+VAT per PCN.


SHS are not obliged to offer a replacement vehicle in the event of an accident, however, we will work with a trusted accident management team who may be able to offer a replacement.

Vehicle Returns

Vehicles are expected to be returned in the same condition to which they were given to the hirer. This includes bodywork, cleanliness, fuel level & tyre type. SHS Hire operates a fair wear and tear policy in line with BVRLA guidelines.

Conditions Of Licensed Vehicle Hire

If you hire a licensed vehicle from SHS you must produce a valid and current private/public hire license relevant to the authority to which you will work within. By hiring a vehicle from SHS you agree to operate in the Geographical area to which you are licensed to.

Conditions Of Hire With Insurance

If you are looking to hire a car from us under our insurance, we do require the following reasonable conditions to be met to satisfy our insurer requirements:


Aged over 25 and under 70 years of age who has held a full UK/EU licence that is appropriate for the use of the vehicle for a period of at least 2 years.

Our insurers will also refuse cover if the driver meets any of the following:

(a) has been refused motor vehicle insurance or continuance thereof, or

(b) has been either convicted of or charged with (but not tried) of any non

motoring offence, or
(c) has not been continuously resident in the United Kingdom for a minimum period of 3 years

(d) has suffered from any disability or medical condition which has not been notified to the DVLA or which has been notified but resulted in the refusal of a driving licence for the class of vehicle to be driven, or

(e) has during the last 5 years been convicted of or has a pending prosecution for any of the following motoring offences:

(i) manslaughter

(ii) causing death by dangerous driving (Conviction code CD40,

CD50, CD60, CD70, CD80, CD90)

(iii) dangerous driving (All ‘DD’ prefixed conviction codes)

(iv) driving under the influence of drink/drugs (All ‘DR’ prefixed

conviction codes)

(v) failing to stop after an accident (All ‘AC’ prefixed conviction


(vi) theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle (All ‘UT’ prefixed

conviction codes)

(vii) miscellaneous offences (Conviction code MS40, MS50, MS60,

MS70, MS80)

(f) has during the last 4 years been convicted of or has a pending prosecution

for any offence or combination of offences:

(i) which result or may result in more than 6 penalty points being endorsed on his/her driving licence

(ii) which result or may result in a loss of licence or suspension/ban from driving.