Under a non-maintained operating lease the lessee is responsible for all maintenance and other running costs of the motor vehicle.
The Key Features and benefits of a Non Maintained Operating Lease are:
Ownership under an Operating Lease and Rental
Operating Leases and Rental is where ownership of the goods is not the motivation but where upgrading to new equipment during the term is easy. The goods might be needed for a specific job or a specific term. If you don’t upgrade at the end of the term, equipment is returned at the end of the term. Alternatively you can make an offer to purchase the equipment.
Rental repayments on Operating Leases
Normally the residual in a rental agreement it is undisclosed.
Accounting under Operating Lease and Rental
Rental costs are written off in the month they are incurred. Rental costs are normally treated as deductible expenses for businesses.* GST is paid with each instalment.
*Please refer to your Accountant or Advisor for Tax Advice.
Rental equipment and operating leases are not shown on the Balance Sheet and neither are the rental payment liabilities, other than due or overdue payments.
One of the advantages of a rental and operating lease is easy upgrades and add ons.
Benefits of operating leases and rentals