§ 2A518. Cover; substitute goods.
(a) Right and manner of cover.--After default by a lessor under the lease contract of the type described in section 2A508(a) (relating to lessee's remedies) or, if agreed, after other default by the lessor, the lessee may cover by making any purchase or lease of or contract to purchase or lease goods in substitution for those due from the lessor.
(b) Damages recoverable.--Except as otherwise provided with respect to damages liquidated in the lease agreement (section 2A504) or otherwise determined pursuant to agreement of the parties (sections 1302 and 2A503), if a lessee's cover is by lease agreement substantially similar to the original lease agreement and the new lease agreement is made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner, the lessee may recover from the lessor as damages:
(1) the present value, as of the date of the commencement of the term of the new lease agreement, of the rent under the new lease agreement applicable to that period of the new lease term which is comparable to the then remaining term of the original lease agreement minus the present value as of the same date of the total rent for the then remaining lease term of the original lease agreement; and
(2) any incidental or consequential damages less expenses saved in consequence of the lessor's default.
(c) Recovery in other cases.--If a lessee's cover is by lease agreement that for any reason does not qualify for treatment under subsection (b), or is by purchase or otherwise, the lessee may recover from the lessor as if the lessee had elected not to cover and section 2A519 (relating to lessee's damages for nondelivery, repudiation, default and breach of warranty in regard to accepted goods) governs. (Apr. 16, 2008, P.L.57, No.13, eff. 60 days)
2008 Amendment. Act 13 amended subsec. (b) intro. par.
Cross References. Section 2A518 is referred to in sections 2A508, 2A519 of this title.Section: Previous 2a511 2a512 2a513 2a514 2a515 2a516 2a517 2a518 2a519 2a520 2a521 2a522 2a523 2a524 2a525 Next
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