The government has identified the conditions for early redemption of leased property
The government has prepared a bill that allows early redemption of leased property without penalties and fines, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on April 28 during a cabinet meeting.
The government approved the bill at a meeting on Thursday, it will be submitted to the State Duma in the prescribed manner.
The relevance of the measure is associated with a significant increase in lease payments against the backdrop of an increase in the key rate, said a representative of the Ministry of Economic Development (the author of the bill). Since the beginning of March, the key rate of the Central Bank has doubled: on March 2, the regulator raised it from 9.5 to 20%, on April 12 it decided to reduce it to 17%.
“We were approached by enterprises of the transport complex – taxi, transportation, carsharing – with a request to provide them with such an opportunity to reduce the overall burden on business,” a representative of the Ministry of Economics notes: in large cities, such as Moscow, St. taxi and carsharing is in leasing.
The problem was reported by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in a letter to the head of government on March 21. Vedomosti has this letter. It says that taxi companies and car sharing operators are experiencing difficulties due to rising lease payments, the cost of spare parts and the limited availability of cars on the market. Sobyanin asked Mishustin to remove the restrictions on the partial early redemption of cars under leasing contracts without additional fees.
The basis for the development of this measure was, among other things, a letter from Sobyanin to the Prime Minister, confirms the head of the center of competence of the International Eurasian Forum "Taxi" Stanislav Schwagerus.
At the same time, it turned out that some lessors introduced restrictions on the purchase of cars under financial lease agreements. But at that meeting, they promised to remove this requirement, Schwagerus notes. He believes that the measure proposed by the Prime Minister will be a serious support for the industry.