Lease buyout ques?

hi everyone I have a buddy of mine who has his lease ending in two months. He mentioned to me that I can essentially buy out his car. What is the best recommendation on how to go about that. If I want to finance it through my own credit union does he have to buy out the car first? Or can he just assign it to me and I start paying payments through my union. It’s an M340i @ a great residual!

Only the lessee, not some third party like you, has the right to buy out a lease.

There may be some workaround where he buys the car and then sells it to you, but there probably would be extra sales tax and registration fees incurred.

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He will have to buy it out, pay sales tax, etc, and then youll ha e to purchase it from him, pay sales tax, etc