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How much time must the lender allow the borrower before a vehicle is repossessed?

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2007-02-04 19:10:29
2007-02-04 19:10:29

I believe if you haven't paid in three months they can repossess your vehicle in Utah. *The state does not require a Right To Cure notice be sent to the borrower. The lender may recover the vehicle whenever the contract is in default. UCC laws apply, and the vehicle can be recovered by any means that does not constitute a breach of peace. The plates remain with the borrower/debtor.

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