Up-front Costs

Definition

  • Certain costs must be paid when signing a vehicle lease agreement before the dealership will release the vehicle to the buyer. These costs might include the first payment, a refundable security deposit, a down payment, taxes, registration, and other fees.

Synonyms
first in order, startup costs, initial fees

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Closing Costs Definition,
    • The miscellaneous expenses involved in closing a real estate transaction that are over and above the purchase price. Some of the closing costs include title insurance, appraisal fee.
  • Excess Wear Charge Definition,
    • Most leases set limits for wear and tear on the car during the lease term. The lessee must pay charges for exceeding the limits when turning in the car at the end of the lease.
  • Lease (lse) Abbreviation,
    • A written agreement in which the property owner allows a tenant to use property in exchange for rent, and for a specified period. Or, a written agreement in which a car dealer allows a consumer to use a vehicle in exchange for payments for a specified period.
  • Non-Recurring Closing Costs (NRCC) Acronym,
    • One-time fees paid at a real-estate settlement, including origination, appraisal, points, title insurance and credit report.
    Non-recurring fees at closing are those that are paid once such as a property inspection or property appraisal fees. Recurring fees are those that are paid again and again such as property taxes, condo fees and property insurance.
  • Preparation Charges Definition,
    • An additional charge that dealers try to impose on buyers. It represents pure profit for the dealers, who have already been paid by the manufacturer for the cost of preparing the car for sale.
  • Security Deposit (sec, sec dep) Abbreviation,
    • In automobile leases, sometimes called reconditioning reserve. An amount, often the same as one month's payment, the dealer holds to be sure that the car will be returned in good condition. It is to be returned, less fees and damage charges, at the end of the lease.
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