Lease 101

What is a Lease Assumption

A lease assumption allows one person to assume an in-process lease from another person. For example, if your neighbor had 18 months left on his car lease, and you wanted to take over his lease, you would simply assume his lease and start making the payments each month for the remaining 18 months.

At the end of the term you would turn the car into your leasing company just as you would if you had leased the vehicle new. The process itself is relatively easy to understand and can provide a great deal of benefit and financial incentive if you use a lease assumption to your advantage.

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