Leasing companies are filling several avenues to address these concerns. In some cases, an agency agreement is used, in which the tenant agrees to accept partial deliveries as a representative of the leasing company. The equipment is therefore technically under a rental contract and the tenant starts with the rental period beginning with the final delivery (preliminary deliveries are considered part of the intermediate rent). Whatever version of the pre-financing plan is used, it is essential that a UCC funding return be filed from the outset. Even if the underlying lease is a “genuine lease,” it is likely that the pre-financing or PPP agreement will be considered a debt. If the tenant seeks insolvency protection before the start of the tenancy period, the landlord is in a very uncomfortable situation since the UCC has not been filed. Keep in mind that submission too early is not a problem. Submission too late is always a problem. As soon as we learn that the solution is installed, we call your customer to confirm the installation, the amount of the monthly payment and the terms. We also ask them if they have any questions about the funding agreement before they start. As soon as they give us the agreement, we will pay you the full amount and we will start the contract. Your money will be in the bank the next day.
When you work in a RaaS environment, you are usually asked to pre-finance accounts and you know that pre-financing can start from $25,000 or $10,000 and a recipient country. If you work with an aggregator, you may need an aggregate pool, so say okay, keep $50,000, and we will distribute the money wherever you work. The countries in which you operate. In some cases, they will say, look, our minimum request is $50,000, and you have to top it up every day if it goes under, say, $10,000 or something. So there are many ways to pre-finance, but basically you take your own money, keep it elsewhere, short-circuit payment time. In some cases (too many), the lessor has none of these protection measures and simply sends a cheque to the seller without the tenant letting the rental period begin by executing the certificate of acceptance. The best practice in this unattractive scenario is for the tenant to sign an agreement recognizing that the tenant pays the landlord the total amount of the landlord`s advance to the seller with interest, if the equipment is not accepted by the taker at a later date.