operating lease


operating lease
operating lease see lease

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

operating lease
This differs from a finance lease in that rental relates to the use of the equipment rather than the acquisition cost. Leases are "wet" if the lessor provides operational staff, servicing and so forth, and "dry" if the equipment alone is provided.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


operating lease
A lease for which the lessee acquires the property for a small portion of its useful economic life. It is commonly used to acquire equipment on a short-term basis and differs from a finance lease primarily in that the expectation of the parties at the inception of the lease is not that the operator will eventually acquire title to the leased equipment.
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A lease in which the lessor transfers only the right to use the property to the lessee. The risk of loss and rights of ownership (such as the right to depreciate the asset) remain with the lessor. At the end of the lease term, the lessee returns the property to the lessor. Payments made with respect to an operating lease are treated as an operating expense in the financial statements of the lessee. This is in contrast to a capital lease.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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