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In California can you be forced to open a locked garage in an attempt to repo a vehicle?

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Answered 2005-03-16 16:02:33

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.

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