For purposes of this part—
The term “consumer lease” means a contract in the form of a lease or bailment for the use of personal property by a natural person for a period of time exceeding four months, and for a total contractual obligation not exceeding $50,000,1
1 See Adjustments for Inflation note below.primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, whether or not the lessee has the option to purchase or otherwise become the owner of the property at the expiration of the lease, except that such term shall not include any credit sale as defined in section 1602(g) 2
2 See References in Text note below.of this title. Such term does not include a lease for agricultural, business, or commercial purposes, or to a government or governmental agency or instrumentality, or to an organization.
The term “lessee” means a natural person who leases or is offered a consumer lease.
The term “lessor” means a person who is regularly engaged in leasing, offering to lease, or arranging to lease under a consumer lease.
The term “personal property” means any property which is not real property under the laws of the State where situated at the time offered or otherwise made available for lease.
The terms “security” and “security interest” mean any interest in property which secures payment or performance of an obligation.
(Pub. L. 90–321, title I, § 181, as added Pub. L. 94–240, § 3, Mar. 23, 1976, 90 Stat. 257; amended Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1100E(a)(2), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2111.)