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Can you now put a lien on the title for nonpayment and repossess the car if you have the bill of sale and promissory note signed by the buyer?

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2011-09-12 15:39:45
2011-09-12 15:39:45

I can answer the question I asked. The answer is NO. For the State of Arkansas I was told by the Dept of Finance that I should have done it when I sold the car. My tough luck, my being nice to the buyer. The buyer is a leach on society.

AnswerEven though you didn't place a lien on the title when you sold it, you should be able to sue and get a judgment for the unpaid amount of the note. With the judgment you can attach the buyer's property, including the car.
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IF your name is on the TITLE as buyer or cobuyer, you have the right to POSSESSION. Do you know where the car is? Do you have a key?

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Scenarios: 1. If you sold the car for cash, and the buyer paid you in full, you have nothing to repossess. 2. If you signed the title (aka pink slip) and the buyer had their name listed as Registered Owner, you no longer own the car - nothing to repossess. 3. If you sold the car and did NOT sign the title, and allowed the buyer to make monthly payments to you, AND the buyer has defaulted on making payments for some specified time, you MIGHT have some rights in regards to respossessing the vehicle. 4. If no written agreement was made (and properly signed) at the time of sale specifically stating the monthly payment arrangements - in other words a handshake deal - you MAY not have any recourse. Before proceeding, please consult legal help on this matter - Don't take what you may think is the law into your own hands.

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If they are a co owner on the reg, they have as much right to it as you-essentially, neither one of you can keep the other from using it paid for or not.

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If your question is "can the contract be null and void" if signed only by the primary buyer and not by the co-signer? Depends. If the contract is in both names-yes. If the contract is typed up "only" in the buyer name-no. If the loan is conditioned to both signing, yes.

When it has been signed by the buyer and seller.

the buyer signs a promissory note, secured by the product, that constitutes a promise to repay the debt. The mortgage will typically contain an acceleration clause

ONLY if you can find someone to buy it without a title. NO buyer, NO seller.

More than likely no. You have a bad situation. You made the payments but the other party actually owns the vehicle. In other words you may have just bought this person a car. You need to talk to a lawyer.

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The contract is not enforceable unless both parties signed it. If the sellers changed their mind and didn't sign then you don't have a contract.

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That depends on whether you have signed a contract with the buyer.


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