what are the legalities of voluntary vehicle repossession
Under California law, a creditor can repossess the vehicle if it is in default without notice, even if the car payment is one day late. However, if there is a co-borrower on the loan, the creditor is required to give notice before repossession.
Sample letter of vehicle repossession for the state of texas
I don't think there is a statute of limitation on repossession of a vehicle anywhere as long as there is an overdue payment outstanding.
Dealerships are not typically recognized repossession agents, however, if you bring in a vehicle for service, and a valid repossession order exists for that vehicle, the delareship may secure the vehicle for the lender so that repossession may take place.
A "repossession notice" is a civil matter. A police oficer cannot hold the vehicle for repossession. Unless, there has been a court proceeding and the judge has ordered the vehicle held if stopped. A repossession notice also cannot stop the registration of a vehicle.
I'm not in California but I'm guessing you will need at least, a business license, and a tow vehicle license for hauling vehicle's. Check with the Dept. of Licensing and the California Highway Patrol. Both have websites that will likely help you with your question.
The California Business and Professions Code is very clear on this point. The code states the following: With regard to collateral subject to registration under the Vehicle Code, a repossession occurs when the repossessor gains entry to the collateral or when the collateral becomes connected to a tow truck. You can find out more repossession related laws by checking out the website at mparepos.com. They have a FAQ page that answers all related repossession law questions for the State of California.
In the state of California, the lender of a repossession may only charge fees that it incurs and that are in the contract. If the lender pays for the storage or houses the repossession, then yes, the lender is allowed to charge both a repossession and a storage fee.
pay what you owe
Contact an attorney.
a voluntary repossession is where you turn over the vehicle instead of us having to come get it from you. www.aerecoveryandtowing.com
No. The only vehicle that can be repossessed is the vehicle for which the agent has a valid order of repossession, OR in some cases, a vehicle the agent encounters (such as reported by a camera car) in the process of locating another repossession. Anything other would be wrongful repossession or possibly grand theft auto and extortion.
It might get repossessed.
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Pay off the loan.
Forever Adding: I believe the questioner may actually mean to say - does the lien holder have to wait to sell it. Perhaps he doesn't understand that after repossession, it is then "their", that is the lenders, vehicle.
They have no liability for a vehicle repossessed lawfully from their property.
the person the vehicle was leased to is responsible as they are the ones that have caused the vehicle to need to be repossessed.
Till they find it.