13 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 2a527 - Lessor's Rights To Dispose Of Goods

§ 2A527. Lessor's rights to dispose of goods.

(a) General rule.--After a default by a lessee under the lease contract of the type described in section 2A523(a) or (c)(1) (relating to lessor's remedies) or after the lessor refuses to deliver or takes possession of goods (section 2A525 or 2A526) or, if agreed, after other default by a lessee, the lessor may dispose of the goods concerned or the undelivered balance thereof by lease, sale or otherwise.

(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 the disposition is by lease agreement substantially similar to the original lease agreement and the lease agreement is made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner, the lessor may recover from the lessee as damages:

(1) accrued and unpaid rent as of the date of the commencement of the term of the new lease agreement;

(2) the present value, as of the same date, of the total rent for the then remaining lease term of the original lease agreement minus the present value, as of the same date, 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; and

(3) any incidental damages allowed under section 2A530

(relating to lessor's incidental damages), less expenses saved in consequence of the lessee's default.

(c) Recovery in other cases.--If the lessor's disposition is by lease agreement that for any reason does not qualify for treatment under subsection (b), or is by sale or otherwise, the lessor may recover from the lessee as if the lessor had elected not to dispose of the goods and section 2A528 (relating to lessor's damages for nonacceptance, failure to pay, repudiation or other default) governs.

(d) Rights of good faith buyer or lessee.--A subsequent buyer or lessee who buys or leases from the lessor in good faith for value as a result of a disposition under this section takes the goods free of the original lease contract and any rights of the original lessee even though the lessor fails to comply with one or more of the requirements of this division.

(e) Accountability for profits.--The lessor is not accountable to the lessee for any profit made on any disposition. A lessee who has rightfully rejected or justifiably revoked acceptance shall account to the lessor for any excess over the amount of the lessee's security interest (section 2A508(e)). (Apr. 16, 2008, P.L.57, No.13, eff. 60 days)

2008 Amendment. Act 13 amended subsec. (b) intro. par.

Cross References. Section 2A527 is referred to in sections 2A304, 2A508, 2A523, 2A524, 2A525, 2A528, 2A529 of this title.

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