If I can lease for 15 years with, say, a 12 month deposit ; then by breaking the lease early, I lose the 12 months : but thats what it costs to break a lease 2 year early now : so, long-lease for the hefty discount (which can save me 20-25% of the base lease price), then break it any-time after 6 years of lease, I'm now ahead on the maths, and no overall penalty for breaking it 9 years early. And I can gain even more benefit by leasing new aircraft for 15 yrs and dumping them on 7.99yrs, avoid the d-check and have paid well below market-rate for the time I had it. And the broker has to use the lost deposit to d-check it to put it back in the market : so, what have they gained from this 'security deposit' as compensation for the broken contract? Less income, less recompense and no reason to allow lease-terms above 4-5yrs as player-brokers will have to put caps on lease terms to keep the lease price high enough to make the business worthwhile.
brique, I see your point. Of course, that is just my idea, if we want to implement it, we need more detail rules about it, such as a well balance between lease time and deposit
Let's take an example using the figure I can get in MT7. Leasing an A321-200 worth 70M for 8 year, rate is 937K, and 876K for a 14.5 year lease
Then, I sign a long lease and cancel it 1 month before D check like brique said. Under the current system, the total cost will be 876 x (8 x 12) + 50% x 876 x (6.5 x 12) = 118.260K (1).
The total cost as my suggestion will be: 876 x (8 x 12) + 12 x 876 = 94.608K (2)
So it's a less revenue of 23.652K
However, if comparing (2) to a leasing of 8 years with total cost: 937 x 8 x 12 = 89.952K (3), I think it's quite fair, as you still earn 4.656K more.
To make it more attractive to player-brokers, we can make it 2 month deposits for every year lease, then the (2) above will be: 876 x (8 x 12) + 14.5 x 2 x 876 = 109.500K. Not a big loss if compare to (1), and a big win if compare to (3)
In addition, we can add "D checks deposit" for any lease go over the D check date, if player break the rule before D check expire, they'll lose that deposit, plus the leasing deposit
as a player-broker, I'd not be trading under those kind of terms anyway.
Please remember that this is an airline sim, so playing brokering sim is not that encourage
To conclude, my idea is to help the new players who sign a super long lease contract without knowing the risk. If they are required one hell amount of cash for deposit, they won't make such a long lease