Get out of my car lease

How to Get Out of a Car Lease

If you find yourself with a car lease that you would like to get out of, you have several different ways to make that happen. The problem is that each of them has its costs and difficulties. A lease agreement is designed to make things simple when it comes to auto ownership, but terminating your lease early leads to many advantages turning into disadvantages.

A car lease is an alternative to purchasing a new vehicle outright. With the structure of a lease, you’re paying for various fees (including taxes and interest on the loan, and yes, there is interest on a car lease just as there is when you take out a loan to purchase a new car).

Your monthly lease payment is also calculated to cover any depreciation the car is expected to go through during the length of your lease. When you decide to end a lease early, you might be expected to pay the entire cost of the car, you could ruin your credit, or you could walk away with few penalties, depending on how you go about it.

Swapalease allows you to exit your auto lease without the penalties frequently charged by car leasing companies. Job relocation, the birth of a child, or certain financial circumstances are all examples why you may need to exit your car lease early. We can not only assist you in getting out of your lease, but we can help you save thousands in fees.

Along with offering substantial savings, Swapalease is the largest lease-assumption marketplace in the United States. The core of our business is to assist you in getting in or out of your automotive lease in a timely fashion while meeting your needs in the process.

We have streamlined the process of connecting people that are interested in a lease transfer, and our service is one of the simplest ways to achieve that goal in existence. Our team of specialists are trained to know exactly how to handle these situations, and it's a guarantee that they can help you, too.

However, you may not be familiar with exactly how this works. Let’s run through the simple steps you’ll take to get out of a car lease with Swapalease.

Step One: Check Your Eligibility

Unfortunately, not every car lease can be transferred to another party. While many lenders have a transparent process to allow someone to assume the lease of another person, there are a few that don't offer a way to do it at all.

Of the ones that do allow it, the terms and conditions that must be met to transfer a lease differ from one lender to the next. Unfortunately, there is no easy rule of thumb you can use to determine if you're eligible for this easy solution to terminating your lease early.

Other factors that can affect your lease transfer are the mileage on your car and how much of a down payment you made when you initially signed your agreement. Sometimes, you will have to make an offer of some kind to entice people to assume your lease. Any money you offer will lower the monthly payments for the new lease-holder.

The good news is that we’ve made it simple to get started— just enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle (along with the lender that financed your lease), and our team of experts can tell you what your eligibility is in just minutes.

Step Two: List Your Vehicle

Congratulations! Since you’re at step two, that means your lease is eligible for a transfer!

The next step is to create a listing for your car on Swapalease, which we make as easy as it can be. You’ll want to have a few pictures of your vehicle to put with your listing, showing the interior, exterior, and any other features you think will make it attractive to those that see your listing.

Along with your pictures, you'll write some simple text to describe your car. Remember, your goal is, to be honest, and transparent but still make your car enticing for people that want to assume a lease. Details like the condition of your vehicle, maintenance performed, and other information could be what pushes someone over the edge and gets them to contact you to discuss assuming your lease.

You’ll also need to list the current mileage on your car, and how many miles are left before the mileage exceeds the amount allowed by the lease, and any incentives you’re offering to make assuming your lease more appealing will be listed as well.

Once you give us the basic info on your car, we’ll create a listing that shows potential buyers exactly what it will cost them per month (including the lower payments that may come from offering an incentive) and other important details.

Once the work is done, it’s time to sit back and let Swapalease work its magic. Millions of people have successfully transferred their lease, helping not only themselves as they get out of a car lease, but also giving the other party a great deal on the exact vehicle they want.

Once someone has decided that your lease is the one they would like to assume, it’s time to move on to step three.

Step Three: Lease Freedom!

This step is what you’ve been working toward, and now that someone wants to make a deal, it’s time to do just that.

There's little negotiation involved because the details are all included up-front in your listing. Someone may occasionally ask for an incentive (or a higher amount, if you've already offered one), but once both parties have reached an agreement, we make it very simple to complete the deal.

The best part is that, by transferring your lease to another person, not only are you no longer tied down to your monthly lease payment, but you can avoid early termination penalties from your leaseholder. Our team of experts has years of experience helping millions of people just like you to get out of a car lease, and we know all the tricks to keep your costs to a minimum.

Unfortunately, there are sometimes transfer fees that are unavoidable, but we know how to keep those as low as possible—plenty of our clients have had a lease transfer fee as low as just $50. However, even with a transfer fee, this is the most cost-effective way to end a lease before it comes to term.

No Time Like the Present

If you’ve had a life event that makes it necessary to get out of a car lease, there is no wrong time to look at transferring your lease to another person if your agreement no longer makes sense for your situation.

Many people choose other methods of trying to end their car lease early but transferring your lease with Swapalease is the only method that avoids potential damage to your credit rating. It’s also the only way to prevent the need for a large lump-sum of cash to pay off the entirety of your lease at one time.

A lease transfer makes the most sense for both you and the person that assumes your lease—you end your lease early, and they get a great car that meets their needs. It doesn’t matter how long you have left on your lease, either. There are plenty of people that are looking to assume a lease for a short time, in many cases due to a job change or other situation.

If you’re eligible for a lease transfer from your leasing company, there’s someone out there that could benefit from assuming your lease.

Why Swapalease?

Not only is Swapalease the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace, but we also pioneered the online lease transfer process. If you need a leased vehicle or want to exit your current lease early, we can help.

Each year millions of Americans use Swapalease to acquire, sell, and trade vehicles. The Swapalease marketplace consists of existing leases available for transfer along with new and used lease offerings. By choosing to assume or transfer your lease rather than buying new or buying your existing lease out, you could save thousands of dollars.

At Swapalease, we make it quick and simple to find someone to assume your lease payments while transforming the transaction itself from a complicated process into an easy-to-follow series of steps.

Someone Is Searching for Your Car Right NOW

Before another monthly payment is due, check your lease transfer eligibility right now! There are thousands of people searching Swapalease every day, looking for a vehicle just like yours. Before you know it, you can be free of that monthly payment and ready to handle whatever life has thrown your way to make transferring your lease the best option for you.

Call at 1-866-SWAPNOW (1-866-792-7669) to speak to one of our automotive lease specialists today to begin or end your vehicle lease.

Check your lease transfer eligibility today!