How to hire

Soho Broadcast


How To Hire?

Here at Soho Broadcast we make the hire process as simple and as quick as possible. Whether you are a new client or an existing customer our process is designed to be easy and fast. The two ways of hiring from us are either an account booking through a company or an individual booking as a freelancer. So how does it work?

Company Bookings

If you are hiring through or on behalf of a company, we would require an email from your company email address, or from someone working at the company to confirm that they are happy for the hire to be booked through them. This is to validate that the company is happy for you hire on their behalf. In doing so the company accepts responsibility for the kit hired if it lost, stolen, broken or damaged. Once we receive an email we will then run a credit check on the company. Depending upon the company’s credit score we may ask for proof of insurance (for hired in equipment) and deposit covering the value of the kit hired.

Summary of what’s required

  • Email from your company email address (not your personal email account)
  • Insurance (for hired in equipment)

Freelance Bookings

If you are a freelancer looking to hire from us then we will require a holding deposit. The amount of this deposit will vary depending the kit that is hired form us. In addition to this we may also ask to see three forms of identification, trade references, insurance and proof of address. Once you have hired from us once we may not require your identification and trade references on the next hire.

Summary of what’s required

  • Holding deposit (proportionate to the value of the kit hired)
  • 3x forms of identification (including passport or driver’s licence and 2x utility bills)
  • Insurance cover (for hired in equipment)
  • Trade references (from other hire companies)

If you require insurance cover (for hired in equipment) this can be obtained from the link below:

If would like to find out more about the hire process please send us an email to or call us on 0207 494 4449, we are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note that you may not receive a response outside of open hours.


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