PIB TIP: UNDERSTAND ESCROW ACCOUNTS. Lease purchase agreements often require an initial security escrow of $1,000 to cover expenses the lessee may fail to pay. Maintenance escrows, which are funded throughout the length of the lease-purchase, usually are required. A lease contract should state the precise purpose of escrows and that all unused escrows should be returned with interest at the end of a lease. Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.
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