You bet it is legal. This is the Deficiency you owe on the car, after it was sold. The only possibllity is that they have waited 8 years to tell you. It may be there is a statue of limitations in California. If not, you will have to pay the $8,000. Read Below: When you finance or lease a vehicle, your creditor holds important rights on the vehicle until you've made the last loan payment or fully paid off your lease obligation. These rights are established by the signed contract and by state law. If your payments are late or you default on your contract in any way, your creditor may have the right to repossess your car. Talking with Your Creditor
It is easier to try to prevent a vehicle repossession from taking place than to dispute it afterward. Contact your creditor when you realize you'll be late with a payment. Many creditors will work with you if they believe you'll be able to pay soon, even if slightly late. Sometimes you may be able to negotiate a delay in your payment or a revised schedule of payments. If you reach an agreement to modify your original contract, get it in writing to avoid questions later. Still, your creditor may refuse to accept late payments or make other changes in your contract and may demand that you return the car. By voluntarily agreeing to a repossession, you may reduce your creditor's expenses, which you would be responsible for paying. Remember that even if you return the car voluntarily, you're responsible for paying any deficiency on your credit or lease contract, and your creditor still may report the late payments and/or repossession on your credit report. Seizing the Car
In many states, your creditor has legal authority to seize your vehicle as soon as you default on your loan or lease. Because state laws differ, read your contract to find out what constitutes a "default." In most states, failing to make a payment on time or to meet your other contractual responsibilities are considered defaults. In some states, creditors are allowed on your property to seize your car without letting you know in advance. But creditors aren't usually allowed to "breach the peace" in connection with repossession. In some states, removing your car from a closed garage without your permission may constitute a breach of the peace. Creditors who breach the peace in seizing your car may have to pay you if they harm you or your property. A creditor usually can't keep or sell any personal property found inside. State laws also may require your creditor to use reasonable care to prevent others from removing your property from the repossessed car. If you find that your creditor can't account for articles left in your car, talk to an attorney about whether your state offers a right to compensation. Selling the Car
Once your creditor has repossessed your car, they may decide to sell it in either a public or private sale. In some states, your creditor must let you know what will happen to the car. For example, if a creditor chooses to sell the car at public auction, state law may require that the creditor tells you the date of the sale so that you can attend and participate in the bidding. If the vehicle is to be sold privately, you may have a right to know the date it will be sold. In either of these circumstances, you may be entitled to buy back the vehicle by paying the full amount you owe, plus any expenses connected with its repossession (such as storage and preparation for sale). In some states, the law allows you to reinstate your contract by paying the amount you owe, as well as repossession and related expenses (such as attorney fees). If you reclaim your car, you must make your payments on time and meet the terms of your reinstated or renegotiated contract to avoid another repossession. The creditor must sell a repossessed car in a "commercially reasonable manner" - according to standard custom in a particular business or an established market. The sale price might not be the highest possible price - or even what you may consider a good price. But a sale price far below fair market value may indicate that the sale was not commercially reasonable. Paying the Deficiency
A deficiency is any amount you still owe on your contract after your creditor sells the vehicle and applies the amount received to your unpaid obligation. For example, if you owe $2,500 on the car and your creditor sells the car for $1,500, the deficiency is $1,000 plus any other fees you owe under the contract, such as those related to the repossession and early termination of your lease or early payoff of your financing.In most states, a creditor who has followed the proper procedures for repossession and sale is allowed to sue you for a deficiency judgment to collect the remaining amount owed on your credit or lease contract. Depending on your state's law and other factors, if you are sued for a deficiency judgment, you should be notified of the date of the court hearing. This may be your only opportunity to present any legal defense. If your creditor breached the peace when seizing the vehicle or failed to sell the car in a commercially reasonable manner, you may have a legal defense against a deficiency judgment. An attorney will be able to tell you whether you have grounds to contest a deficiency judgment.
They do not have to notify you. You have no legal rights regarding car.
A dealership can tell you if you give them the VIN number. usually if look under the hood, there is vehicle emissions label that will state that the vehicle is legal for sale in California, or that the vehicle conforms to California regulations.
If you are of legal age, you make drink beer on a boat in California if you are not operating the vehicle.
When a vehicle is repossessed it is sold at a public auction for the fair market value (or as close to such as is possible). The borrower/debtor is responsible for any deficit in the amount between what the vehicle is sold for and the remaining balance of the loan contract plus additional fees such as cost of the repossession action. So, in that context, the person is responsible for the "full price" of the vehicle.
If the repossession occurred in a state that does not permit self-help repossession, report the car stolen; it cannot be legally repossessed. Louisiana and Wisconsin are two of these states. If you can show legal possession of the vehicle, and on time payment, report the car stolen. It cannot be legally repossessed in any state unless the debt is delinquent. If you do not wish to involve LEO's immediately, contact the private party who "repossessed" the vehicle and explain that if it is not returned within a reasonable amount of time, that you will report the vehicle stolen and give his name as the party responsible. There is no legal "personal reason" for repossessing a vehicle.
The question is a little confusing. If a vehicle has been repossessed then it would no longer be in the possession of the person(s) who made the purchase agreement or to whom the vehicle was registered. If what is meant is can a vehicle subject to repossession be taken out of the state to avoid such action, then the answer would be yes. But it is unlikely that would happen unless the lien holder decided to file it as a stolen vehicle. Which in some states would be perfectly legal and that would mean the person moving the vehicle to another state would encounter some serious legal problems.
Yes, and many people do object to their vehicles being repossessed, before and after the repossession. Unfortunately, your objection will have little effect. If you are delinquent or in default on your loan, and the vehicle was used to secure the loan, the vehicle will be repossessed. There are few legal options available to you to avoid this aside from paying the loan current.
From what I read of California motor vehicle laws it is legal once you purchase a 15$ motorized bicycle licence from the DMV. hope this helps!
Not without permission of the lender. A vehicle cannot be sold without a clear title of ownership. The lender is named on the title of a vehicle as the "lienholder" until the vehicle is paid for or otherwise released by the lienholder.
Likely you will have to pay the loan off after the lender sells the car. lenders have some legal options that will collect from you.
READ your contract you signed. Call a local attorney for state specific legal advice.
The vehicle will be sold. That amount will be applied to your balance. You will be responsible for the remainder owed along with any fees associated with the legal aspects etc
You can ask anything you want to for it. Whether you can get it is another matter. California law requires you to tell them it is a salvaged title vehicle. If you do not tell them you have committed fraud and are subject to fines and jail time.Note: a legal salvage title will indicate that the vehicle is salvaged!
If you have no lien on your vehicle then no one has a legal right to repossess it. If you're not behind on the payments there would be no reason for the lender to reprocess the car in the first place. It is hard to believe you have a loan on a car without a lien. The car stands behind the loan. If there's no lien on the vehicle then the car is not involved in the loan and cannot be repossessed.
The dealership is not involved unless the vehicle is leased. If the dealership has repossessed a leased vehicle, it is gone; you will not get it back. If the vehicle was being purchased by loan and the lender has repossessed it, you may get it back, but you have to balance what you would owe against what you do owe. To recover a repossessed vehicle, you may have to pay the following fees: * Past due balance * Any late fees associated with the delinquency * Repossession fees * Storage fees * Legal fees * Court costs * Recovery fees (the cost associated with processing the paperwork to return the vehicle to you). However, if you do not retake possession of the vehicle, you will still be responsible for most of these additional costs, and you will have nothing to show for it.
IF you have a legal interest in it, you call THE LENDER. They can tell you what you need to know. but they wont until you pay.... you might go take YOUR car back..beat the repoman
No. Not unless the co-borrower paid the vehicle off and does not have possession of the vehicle. If the vehicle was repossessed both parties are responsible for any outstanding debt.
Yes, the business where the vehicle is located must allow the retrieval of personal items from the impounded vehicle, and is required to keep those items secured until they have been returned to the legal owner or the court rules otherwise.
The Repossion Was Issued. This In Its Self Is Legal, Reguardless, Of How The Vehicle Was Recovered. Next The Feds Will Have To Handle The Other Violation.
It is possible to work out a deal with the bank after it is repossessed. However, a new loan or legal agreement will have to be signed.
No, all you need to have is legal status in the u.s. And a ssn.
Not Unless you can prove that you already had the required insurance.AnswerNo. as soon as you have no insurance on a leased vehicle, the lein holder has the legal right to repo it.
There are no monkeys legal in California.
No they are not legal in California