NO, you cant do that in ANY state. It will get you sued quickly.
In most states no, they cannot break into a locked garage to get the car.
Yes, but in most states they cannot get a vehicle locked in a garage.
The car can only be repossessed from a locked garage if the car is spotted in the garage from a window or a crack, but the repo company cannot enter the garage if the car was not visibly spotted.
No, a repo man can enter your driveway but if the car is in a locked garage they do not have the right to enter without your permission. This rule applies to your home as well.
No , Not without a written and sworn Warrant from a Federal Judge.
NO! It would require a court order. The garage is private property and the owner has the right to keep it secured. If an attempt is made to remove the car from the garage (locked or not) the repo. agency has committed a Breach of Peace. Which may result in fines and the loss of the lender's right to any deficiency judgment.
Every state has its own rules, but the general rule of thumb is that an individual that works for a repo company can repo a car on prive property as long as the property is not locked (i.e. a locked gate surrounding the house, or if it's inside a locked garage).
Nowhere in the US is that legal.
legally they are not aloud to break and enter into a building to get anything now if your garage is open and the repo man comes by and sees that he will try to take the item needed repo-ed and that is ok It is legal in some states for a repo man to enter an open, unlocked garage. In others it is a crime, and conducting a repossession in a case like this would be prosecutable as Larceny from a Building.
NO locked anything in any state. CALL a local atorney for state specific advice.
Probably not. If the garage is locked and the repo agent must break the lock, then that is breaking and entering. Even if the garage is unlocked and the act of opening it can (in some areas) be considered breaking and entering.
NO THIS IS ILLEGAL! They cannot go inside your house, garage, or locked private property
No, repo persons can not enter your residence without permission and an attached garage is your property.
Was the gated garage really locked at the time the car was repoed?, Could have one of the other resident been coming or going so the gate was open when the repo people entered the property? Can you prove they broke in? Is there a security camera that will prove they did or didn't break in?
No, they cannot enter the garage locked or not without a court order. Likewise police would not get involved in the issue unless such an order was in place or they were called due to a physical altercation or other violation of the law.
Probably not. If the garage door was closed and locked, and he broke the lock or somehow got it open then it is breaking and entering. If the door was unlocked and he just opened it then it depends on the mood of courts or police.
Yes! a repo agent can legally repossess collateral anywhere, as long as he doesn't breach the peace or break and enter into a locked garage or gate
In some places it is not permitted for a repo man to enter a closed garage. In California, for example, a repo person can come on to private property to locate and take a vehicle, but cannot enter a locked placed, can't go inside the house, can't threaten or bully. This is not universal. In some areas the repo man can break open locks, etc.
there are no Ohio repo laws aslong as you don't breach the peace. I am a professional repo man
YES. The repo company can take the car from anywhere they want with the exception of a boot on the vehicle and/or the vehicle is in a locked property such as behind a locked fence surrounding the property or locked inside of a garage. If you do not let the person onto your property with a locked fence surrounding this is a voilation of the law and ofcourse YOU can have them arrested on the spot.
No. The bank didn't do it...... the repo man did. See the problem with your logic?
Yes. At that point the lienholder has most likely taken legal assistance in the recovery of the vehicle. The Sheriff (law enforcement official who will most likely be there) can do anything to get the vehicle, including breaking a lock.
IF its worth enough for you to keep it LOCKED up in a garage, I suppose he would want to repo it. I'm sure he and the lender appreciate you taking such good care of it. Does it have that much sentimental value?
In brief, if they can get to it, yes they can.