Who pays for any other mx outside the annual (oil changes, 100hr (if you decide to do them), incidentals)? How about the aircraft insurance? If you're just paying the lease and fuel (no insurance, no maintenance), that's a pretty good deal, about $60/hr depending on what fuel runs in your neck of the woods. 600 hours is a lot of time for a 172 in a year, so expect some stuff to break.
All other Mx 100 hours etc would be my responsibility as is insurance. those are @200 -300 bucks per. reason for my being responsible for that mx is because I will be basing the plane in another state. there is another plane available in case the one I lease breaks, I just transfer the lease to the other.
the insurance is as "named insured", it is not a part 141/ for hire type policy and so should be alot cheaper. Somebody who doesn't have at least a ppl and insurable in the plane is not the guys market.
this is a new business someone at my airport is trying after buying the assets of a out of business flight school.
again, the idea is to build time/fly my ass off for a year and then walk away with no worries about having to sell a plane, etc...