AASB

Ask the Expert: Sub Leases

A Not-for-profit organisation provides services to remote communities in regional Australia.  In order to attract staff, they rent several houses (at market rates) for periods of 5-10 years from external parties.  Staff then rent these houses from the NFP organisation on a short term basis (normally 6 months at market rates). How is this dealt with under the new AASB 16?
 
David Holland, National Head of Technical Accounting looks at the impact of the new AASB 16 leases standards on businesses with sub leases.