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If a car is reposessed and was sent to auction is it legal for the repo company to bill for storage fees for the period the vehicle was in their lot?


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2015-07-15 19:32:24
2015-07-15 19:32:24

No they are just trying to get extra money off you , that's why a repo company tries to wait till the last second to send a car to the auction. so if there is some chance of you redeeming your car they want you to do it there so they can get storage fee's off you. I cover this topic and more at


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Yes, if a leinholder reposessed a vehicle from a person that owes a debt. then that vehicle is taken to an auction and the person it was reposessed from must pay difference. If the amount owed is $12000 and the leinholder sells it at an auction for $8000 the previous owner must pay the $4000 difference and any expenses involved in the process.

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You will be required to pay for the remaining loan amount after the vehicle is sold at auction and the expenses are recovered from the auction. In other words, you will probably have to file bankrupcy if you owe very much.

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