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If the creditor wins a lawsuit judgment against the debtor he may be able to execute it against a vehicle belonging to the debtor defendant. States establish vehicle exemption which are to be used to prevent a forced sale by a judgment creditor. Judgment creditors however rarely take such action, as the seizure and sale of a vehicle is complicated and seldom worth the effort needed. Creditors prefer to execute a judgment as wage garnishment, bank account levy or a lien against real property as means to recover debts owed.

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Q: Can a creditor force you to sell your car?
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Can a judgment creditor take my fully financed car?

Not if it is 100% financed or on a lease. A judgment creditor can force you to sell it for its market value, pay the lender what is due on the loan and take the rest.

If you sell a car and you owe the creditor do you have to pay them the amount the car was sold for?

If you sell a car you owe a creditor a balance on, you pay the creditor the amount you owe him in order to get the title to the vehicle to turn over to your buyer. Anything over the balance owed to the creditor is yours to keep, assuming you sold it for more than you owed on it. If you sold it for less than you owe on it you will have to pay the additional amount out of your pocket to get the title.

Can you sell a car if you are behind in payments?

You can sell it but you need to obtain enough to pay off you creditor so you can obtain title and change it over to new owner.

What is the Reposession Law for Florida?

Generally, your creditor has legal authority to seize your car as soon as you default on your loan. Once you are in default, your creditor may repossess your car at any time without prior notice and may come onto your property to do so. However, the creditor may not commit a "breach of the peace" by using physical force or threats of force. If this occurs, your creditor may be required to pay a penalty or compensate you for any harm done to you or your property.

Can a car be repossessed by a creditor that is not the loan holder?

Question is not clear -however- - a creditor on some other debt cannot legally seuze your car in paymnet of HIS loan. The reason being - you do not actually own the car. It is owned by the creditor who holds the car loan. If this is what happened to you - notify the police and your car creditor immediately!

What if the creditor sells the car anyway while automatic stay is in effect?

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a secured creditor has the right to repossess any secured property and sell it. However, if the car does not bring enough at the sale to pay off the entire loan and cost of repo, the automatic stay prohibits the creditor from pursuing this deficiency balance.

Do you still owe for car returned before repossession?

Unfortunately yes what the bank or creditor will do is sell the car most likely at auction for "X" amount. you end up liable for the difference between what they sell it for and the remaining balance of the loan.

If I don't reaffirm a car loan can the lender take the car back at any time even if I have paid equity into the car after a period of time?

If you don't reaffirm the debt, then the creditor has the right to repossess the car and sell it at auction to recover the debt owed to them, irregardless of what equity that you've paid. If you wished to keep the car, then you should have demanded that your attorney reaffirm the debt with that particular creditor.

If a car is already charged off on your credit how long do they keep looking for it in California?

Until they find it. If it is charged off on your credit report then the creditor sold the note to a collection agency who will hire a repo-man to track down the car so they can recover it and sell it to make the money back that they paid to creditor for it.

If i don't pay credit card debt can they take my car that is paid off?

If Your creditor get a judgment against you they can sell what property you have to pay the debt. So the answer is Yes.

Can a creditor put a lien on your car?


Can you willingly repossess a car?

Unless you are a creditor, I assume you mean can you surrender a car to the lender in a voluntary repossession. If the creditor will do it, you can. Obviously it will depend on the mileage and condition of the car, but these days it is complicated by the state of the economy, so not likely. You can surrender the vehicle in a Chapter 7, where the creditor has no choice.

Can a creditor sell your account after filing bankruptcy? doesn't change the rights of the creditor...or your obligations as a dedtor...the buyer probably paid very little and is hoping your BK will pay the debt off at a higher amount. Basically, a creditor may sell his rights at any is does not change your obligation under the loan at all. To clarify, it does not mean the new creditor can disregard the bankruptcy and any bar on collection activities that may be in force just because they just bought the debt. They only get the rights to what you would have paid the original creditor in the bankruptcy - they "step into the shoes" of the one they bought from.

How can you avoid the repossession of your car?

You can avoid repossession of your car by keeping tab of your car payments, discuss your situation with the creditor instead of ignoring them. Other things you might want to consider would be to sell the car to at least pay off some of what you owe, or file for bankruptcy.

How can you sell a car that's been in repossession for two years and the creditor has exhausted all efforts in getting it back?

If the title is not free and clear, then the title cannot be transferred to a new owner and it cannot be sold. If the creditor has written it off and it is no longer in dispute, then it can be sold. You can sell it as scrap metal to a junk yard without a title, I believe.

Can a creditor place a lien on your house if you can't pay your car loan?

Yes. The creditor could sue you in court and if successful will obtain a judgment lien that can be recorded in the land records. Once recorded you can't sell or mortgage the property until the lien is paid.

In the state of Ohio can a person be arrested for not surrendering a car that was discharged in bankruptcy immediately?

You cannot be arrested for not surrendering a car. Make arrangements for the creditor to retrieve the car. If not, the creditor can repossess the car because the discharge terminated the automatic stay.

Can creditors force you to sell your car if they have a lien on it?

No, they cannot. But if you borrowed money to buy the car, they can repossess it if you do not square things up. If they take it, they can sell it for you, and you will still owe the difference between what it sold for and what you had left to pay on it.

Can the car lender reposses the car because of bankruptcy 7?

A creditor cannot reposses a car without BK court approval (i.e. relief from the automatyic stay). However, if you do not keep paying the car loan, a BK will allow a creditor to reposses the car.

My car was repossessed over a yr ago Can legal action still be taken against you?

So here is an example of what can happen when a creditor repossess an item. "If an item such as a car or furniture is repossessed, the creditor can then sell it. The money from selling the item is applied toward the money you owe. The creditor can still try to get any money you owe after the sale of the item. The terms of your contract might even add charges for the costs of repossession and sale."

What happens if you are in default on a car title loan?

The creditor reposseses the car, and you take the bus.

Can you trade in a car and you are not on the loan?

In order to trade in a car you must be the only owner listed on the certificate of title. If a creditor is listed on the title that creditor must be paid off from the proceeds from selling the car or from the new loan.

If you filed bankruptcy and one of the creditors had a lien on a car do you get the title back after the bankruptcy is final?

Normally, as a secured creditor he would get to repossess and sell the car to recover as much of what you owed. Or if you reaffirmed the debt, then the lien stays as does your obligation to pay.

Your son left his car on your property in Tennessee he will not inform the creditor in Texas should you call the creditor to inform them where the car is located will the creditor get the car?

this is a personal decision for YOU to make. It is possible to notify the lender and they will be glad to find out the location of their collateral. Have the VIN of the car ready to give them if you dont know the loan #. Your son may not think highly of the idea or may not care.

Does a creditor have to give written notice concerning repossession of your car?