sale leaseback

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The sale of a property in which the seller immediately begins to rent the property from the buyer. That is, the seller no longer has ownership of the property, but maintains residence and/or use for the duration of the rental agreement. A sale-leaseback gives the seller profit from the sale while the buyer is guaranteed income from the rental agreement in the medium or long-term. Sometimes, a sale-leaseback occurs in order to grant the seller access to capital to make improvement on the property; for example, the seller may use the proceeds from the sale to build a factory. A form of sale-leaseback, known as sukuk al-ijara, is a common structure for sukuk, or the equivalent of a bond, in Islamic finance. Sale-leaseback is also called simply leaseback.

sale leaseback

The simultaneous purchase of a piece of property and the lease of the same property back to the former owner.This practice is common with professional associations, such as doctors and lawyers,who wish for a core group of senior partners to own the real estate despite the entrance and exit of other partners in the business. Other times, banks or other owners with long-term plans will sell their property to investor groups and sign long-term leases.

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