Contact whomever holds the lien, they will allow you to make payments and take posession of said vehicle if signor has ceased to make payments. I have already contacted the lien holder and they advised me that they would not get involved with me taking possession of the vehicle. All they wanted from me were back payments. I brought the payments up to date. Now I want to get the vehicle in my possession. Unfortunately I have been unsuccessful at contacting the person I cosigned for. I've even heard that he may have moved out of Michigan. I have a copy of the Michigan registration showing myself as an owner. I am currently awaiting documentation from the state that I am on the title. What is my next step towards getting possession of the car?
Only if the cosigner is also named on the vehicle title.
YES, you can include it whether the payments are current or not.
No, but your father can, and then he can turn the vehicle over to you for you to register. If your father is not able to take possession of the vehicle, it would be best for him to contact the lender and provide any location information of the vehicle. Notify the lender that in the event it is repossessed that he has the desire to redeem it, but you will likely need to bring the balance current.
You are confusing me. The primary borrower should have the registration, insurance, and possession of the vehicle, not the cosigner. I am currently going through a situation where I cosigned for a car for my sister. Due to her lack of making payments, I have hired an attorney to try to obtain possession of the vehicle. Both her and I are listed on the registration/title as 'or'. She has possession of the vehicle, the registration (which I obtained a copy of from the Motor Vehicle Office) and carries the insurance. My attorney tells me although I am on the title, registration, and loan, in oder to 'take' the car I have to go to court and have the judge issue a Writ of Possession. This being the case, depending on your state laws (I am in Florida), the other person would likely have to go to court to get the Writ of Possession to take the vehicle from you. I have learned the hard way (I am quite jaded because of this experience) the person who has the car in their possession has most of the rights - regardless of who is making the payments. Hope this helps. DON'T EVER CO-SIGN FOR A CAR FOR ANYBODY NO MATTER WHAT!!! PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!!!
You don't. If the cobuyer has possession of the vehicle and is no longer making payments, you as the buyer may take possession and either take up and make current the payments, or voluntarily surrender the vehicle. Failure to do so will result in repossession, and will adversely affect your credit.
CALL THE LENDER. They can advise you and work with you.
Call your banker ASAP. Explain the situation and ask for advice.
The finance company will be coming to you for payments...even if he has the car. They will send repo men after the vehicle as well. Good luck. Never EVER co-sign for anyone.
Normally, unless it is a sort of pawnshop or personal type of loan, you the borrower hold the collateral. For example, if you get a loan on a vehicle, you have possession of the vehicle as long as you are making payments as agreed. If you stop making the payments, the one to whom you owe the money (the lien holder) can take possession of the vehicle, sell it, and you would be responsible to pay the difference between what it is sold for and the amount you still owe, if there is a difference.
Possibly. Contact an attorney for a definite answer.
When someone co-signs, they are basically just agreeing to making the payments when the signer can not. * Any legal rights that a cosigner or a co-buyer(borrower) have depend upon whether or not their name is on the title to the vehicle.