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What are your rights in California after your car has been repossessed?


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2005-01-05 12:25:36
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Pay for the car and get it back, or pay the deficiency after it has been sold.

When a car has been repossessed the person paying the insurance should cancel it.

I have a welding machine on the truck they repossessed can they keep that?

YES, if you are in DEFAULT of the contract (NO ins. coverage) they can repo.

You can buy a car right after your car has been repossessed. It will however, depend on whether your credit is stable enough to qualify or if you have the cash to pay out of pocket.

You do not owe money for a car if it has been repossessed, so your wages can't be garnished for that reason.

You rights are to GET IT BACK, PP is not subject to the security interest on the car.

No, since the car is no longer considered "your" property.

They do not have to notify you. You have no legal rights regarding car.

A car cannot be repossessed until the owner has missed several car payments and the owner has been notified of late payments. In most states a car can be repossessed after three months of non-payment.

if i get my car repossessed, can they put a llien on the house?

Your car was probably repossessed by the lender who owns the car until you pay for it. Call your lender and they will be able to tell you how to locate your repossessed car.

Repossessors are supposed to notify law enforcement when they repossess a car.

No, a car can not be repossessed due to having no registration. A car can be repossessed for non payment. The police can have a car towed to an impound lot if there is no registration.

No, but your car can be repossessed if you don't make the payments.

In California your car can be taken 1 second after midnight the day after your payment is due. If you do not comply with one of the requirements of the loan, things like insurance and the like, the car can be taken with out notice.


Buy a bus pass. Or get ahold of your lender and see what they want to get the car back.

if the car dealership does not pay for the car in full or pay their bills then the car would most likely be repossessed

You have no rights to recover the car. Once it has been repossessed the lien holder has every right to sale the car any way they wish to settle the loan.

Can I get my personal property from the car if it has already been repossed without paying a fee?

Without proper permission (in writing) to take your car after it's been repossessed, it is considered stealing. Anything from jail time to a hefty fine. If it's been repo'd, it's not yours anymore.

If your car was repossessed, they will sue you for the difference in what the car sells for and the balance on the loan, plus repossession fees.

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