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Is the lender or repossessor required to notify the borrower before taking the vehicle?


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Answered 2011-09-13 05:29:41

It isn't needed for them to inform you. It depends on the Repo company really. Your loan bank, or "lender" pays to have your car repossessed, gives you a chance to buy it back for the either the amount that you owe (plus maybe a delinquency fee), otherwise the lender will give it to a dealership to sell it. If it doesn't sell at the dealership, the dealership CAN give it back to the lending bank, in which case they will put it up for auction somewhere.

So, they SHOULD notify you, but they CAN just take your car and wait for YOU to contact THEM to pay your amount before the try to get their money back for the car they paid for. But if you have some Jerk company the might not notify you and just try to sell the car immediatly.

Sorry, about your situation, but I hope that helped. I hope you didnt owe taxes because that is a whole other story!

-NeoMikeTx

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