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What can you do if the repossession company will not respond to your calls to arrange a time to get your personal property?


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2005-05-03 19:37:56
2005-05-03 19:37:56

Scott, CALL the lender ASAP. lender is ultimately responsible(legally) for returning personal property. Repo cos. are just their agents. Lender can tell repoman to give up the PP or lose business. Did that, called the lender and they called the repo guy. The lender told me it was up to me to keep calling the repo guy and set up an appointment. Repo guy said he would call me back, still has not done that. The lender is saying it is up to me to chase him down, he will not return a call. Said it was my property and if I really wanted it I would keep calling him until he set up an appointment for me. Scott, sorri I didnt check for a response from you. Most folks dont respond. This lender is not acting "normal". Have an attorney call them. That should stir the pot a bit. Email me if that doesnt get results. Do you know the name of the "alleged" repo company? Scott, Stop wasting your time with calls.Stop dealing with the repo moron most of these guys are scumbags and thieves(i think it is a prerequisite to be in the business). Send a letter to the lender and demand that THEY return your property!They are the ones who have stolen it.The repo chimp is an agent for the lender so in legal terms the lender has stolen your property.In your letter list the items and their value and inform the lender you are not paying any fees or signing any waviers to get your property back.Also inform them that they will be responsible for any costs you incur to recover your stolen property(legal fees,court fees,your time etc.)Do not wait for a response from the lender; go and sue the lender in small claims court.If the amount exceeds your state's small claim limit file anyway and then look for an attorney with some guts.Good Luck!!

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