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Is default on a lease a repossession?

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Read your contract. It will tell you what default is. "Default" in leasing is when a Lessee fails to satisfy the conditions of the lease contract. Thus the lessee materially breaches the lease, and also usually when the lessee passes beyond the point of being able to remedy the breach as specified in the contract. Or, more simply, when the Lessee fails to live up to the lease contract and thus the lessor may take actions. "Repossession" is when a lessor acts to take back whatever property was leased. Terms for repossession are usually spelled out in the lease contract. Many lease contracts provide that when a breach occurs and the lessee is in default, the lessor may act to repossess the leased property. So the default may lead to repossession. But it is essential to study your contract and secure sound legal advice from a competent attorney in your jurisdiction to answer, "Can they take X away if I don't make my payments?"

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