While leasing a copier becomes a practical option for a lot of companies, you should do your research before entering a lease. Every leasing agent will give you a unique set of regulations and a structure for their copier lease. You need to have a firm understanding before signing up for something.
The first thing that you will need to look at is hard drive security. Without asking this question, your sensitive data may be at risk. Ask them what will happen to the hard drive after the lease expires. You should also ask if they will recycle or remove the hard drive to protect your data. Sometimes, leasing companies will charge an additional fee for this service, so you can negotiate it out of the lease terms if you know in advance.
Second, ask them about the alternatives for copy paper sizes. That becomes especially crucial if you will print 11 x 17 pieces frequently. You have to beware that some leasing companies charge a rate for standard letter-size paper and might charge for two if you print 11 x 17. If you print a lot of it, this can make it hard for businesses.