Interesting to hear this-I thought the lease liability ceased if traded to a dealer and the next liability was to the new owner-worth checking with the RFS on that as I thought the deal was that dealers had no BH liability while in their ownership and the WBAC might now be aware of this (or are and are making the best of it…!)
I may be wrong, but thought this was the case?
WBAC are better than they used to be, but when they started out I went for an interview and found out (at the time-not sure of current set-up) that they buy the cars in under trade price and sell them back to the trade. The staff made their money from how much they knocked off the original web quote price by using a paint thickness meter to detect repairs, scrutinising the service history etc and deducting retail price of for any repairs etc needed-when they were only offering the base CAP/Glasses price (which covers these repairs by being less than the top book price) in the first place. Anyone that mentioned emigrating, probate sale etc got shafted as they knew they were the last option and the car must be sold asap.
Thing is now that new cars can be had for such low prices if you are a cash/no p-ex buyer that sometimes taking a hit on sale price to get cash quickly to get the last of the offers on your new one is worth it, eg:
Brand new mid-spec Zafira 7 seat with Lifetime Warranty/100,000 miles for under 10k with 1.9% finance
Brand new Suzuki Alto 5 door with 3 years everything at £4999
Pre-reg Skoda Rapid TSI S £8999
If you’re after a restricted number new deal, having the cash gets it done and saves faffing with buyers (who can be hard work sometimes) too.