Can my car be repossessed while its parked in my yard in Virginia?
The location of the vehicle is not critical. As long as it can
be seen and does not require breaking and entering, the vehicle can
Yes, repossessions can (and often do) occur on private property.
There are limitations imposed on the recovery agents, and they know
how to plan accordingly. IMO, better that car (which is actually
the lien holder's, which is why it can be repossessed in the first
place) be repossessed while you're at home than while you're out in
public somewhere and left stranded.
Is it true that if your car is repossessed while parked in your yard they have broken the law by coming onto private property?
How do you claim your personal belongings from a car that has been repossessed and can the storage yard charge you for them?
* You have to contact the storage yard immediately. * If you have proof of ownership take it with you. (You might not need this.) * If you have proof that the car is registered in your name take that with you. * The storage yard should not charge you for holding your belongings if you have contacted them immediately. They might charge you some fee if they have to go to some trouble to…
They cannot hold your personal belongings. They might have a time frame of when they have to get it to you though. When a car is repossessed it is brought to the repo yard and then inventoried for belongings. There are usally several hundred cars at any given moment in a repo yard. All vehicles must be inventoried.
If someone is toilet papering your house is it legal to run outside and steal their car if it is parked in your yard?
Well, first off, check with the Michigan Attorney General's Office for the specifics. Secondly, most states recognize the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) which states that you cannot breach the peace during a repossession. This could include a number of different things. Basically, the agent cannot assault you, break into your home or yard or scream at you in your yard.