Leasing is an annual license subscription and a possible option for anybody who purchases ten or more licenses. Each leasing cycle lasts one year from date of purchase. The subscription automatically extends each year unless it is cancelled 2 months prior. Leasing licenses include free upgrades to new MAXQDA versions, so you are always working with the latest version.
Purchased licenses do not expire. Registered holders of a purchased license can upgrade to a new version of MAXQDA with a discount.