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First question is, was there a repo? Was the car NOT worth repoing? The lender doesnt have to retrieve the car on any certain day. You still have the option of paying off the loan.

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Q: What do you do if a lienholder has put a repossession on your credit report without retrieving the car with the damage already done to your credit?
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Can a car that's repossessed be entered by towing company without authorization?

The order of repossession is their authorization to enter the car. If your car is being repossessed, it means there's a lien on it, and the lienholder called for the repossession to be carried out. You don't own the car - the lienholder does, until you pay off the lienholder and they relinquish the title to you. So yes, that tow company doing the repossession has every right to enter the vehicle they're repossessing.

If your car is going to be repossessed is it legal for you to sell it before the actual repossession?

Not without permission of the lender. A vehicle cannot be sold without a clear title of ownership. The lender is named on the title of a vehicle as the "lienholder" until the vehicle is paid for or otherwise released by the lienholder.

In the state of Wisconsin can a car company repossess your car without a written notification and contacting the police?

All repossessions in the state of Wisconsin must have a valid repossession order, however police notification is not necessary. If your vehicle has been recovered by the lienholder, you may not receive the repossession notification immediately.

Can you legally repossess your car with a lien on the title?

That is the only way you can repossess a vehicle. Repossession comes under the UCC which grants a lienholder the right to repossess but only if they have perfected their lien by filing it on the title. One caveate is in most states the lienholder can not repossess a vehicle that is under a mechanic's lien without first paying that lien.

I have a car for 2 yrs now and is not fully paid but i want to return it will returning it affect my credit?

You can't just "return" a car. You can surrender it to the lienholder. This is called a voluntary repossession, and yes, it will affect your credit ... it's still a repossession, even though it was voluntary.What you could do without negatively affecting your credit is sell it or trade it in.

Can a vehicle that is without a lienholder be repossessed by a company before a lien is filed?


What are the requirements in Iowa for becoming a repossession agent? I dont see any other requirements, but you double check to be sure. Just a business liscense and pay your taxes. LOL SECURITY INTERESTS: Shown on title held by lienholder. LICENSE REGISTRATION: Iowa Office of Vehicle Registration, P.O. Box 9278, Des Moines, Iowa 50306. Tel: (515) 237-3077. RECOVERY REQUIREMENT: After Twenty Day Right To Cure Letter from lienholder to debtor, repossession allowed without committing a breach of the peace. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR LIQUIDATION: Title, Affidavit of Repossession. Do not release lien on title. PLATES: Remain with the debtor.

How long is the statute of limitations on repo cars in the state of Missouri?

Not sure what yoou are asking so TITLE STATE: 1975 and subsequent years. SECURITY INTERESTS: Shown on title held by lienholder. LICENSE REGISTRATION: Missouri Motor Vehicle, 301 W. High St., Jefferson City, Missouri 65105. Tel: (573) 751-4509. RECOVERY REQUIREMENT: After Twenty Day Right To Cure Letter from lienholder to debtor, repossession allowed without committing a breach of the peace. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR LIQUIDATION: Affidavit of Repossession, Application for Missouri Title. PLATES: Remain with the debtor.

At what point can the sheriffs office assist in repossession?

The sheriff's office can't act without a court order. This is not especially difficult to obtain if the lienholder can show that the lessee (the person who obtained the loan for the property) has defaulted on the loan contract by not making their required payments. Once the judgment has been issued by the court, the lienholder can request the sheriff's office to assist in repossession. The sheriff's office may charge a fee for this service.Another View: Define "assist." If the SO receives a court order to "assist" in the repossession, that is what they will do. . . ASSIST. They will not physically remove the items by force of arms, or tow a vehicle, nor will they assist in hauling out the lienholders belongings, or the items referred to in the order.They will be present only to ensure that no breach of the peace takes place. PERIOD

Can someone repossess a car without filing for repossession?


Is it illegal to sell a vehicle with a lien?

Without a discharge-of-lien or similar document, IN WRITING from the lienholder, yes.

What are the repossession laws in New York?

Repossession without judicial process is allowed if the lender has not breached peace. A lender repossessing an automobile must issue a notice to the borrower, and a lender can sell an item via public auction after repossession.

Is a lender in Missouri required to send the borrower a Notice of Right to Cure before repossession action?

No, Missouri has no laws that require the creditor to notify the debtor that a vehicle is subject to repossession.The lender can have the vehicle repossessed without notice as long as the repossession does not commit a breach of peace as defined by the laws in the jurisdiction where the vehicle is seized.ADDED: While the above answer may have been correct at the time it was written - it is no longer applicable.Quote: "As per the UCC, repossession is allowed and permitted as long as it is peaceful, after a Twenty Day Right To Cure Letter from lienholder to debtor. One time cure law in effect in Missouri; all others per contractual agreement." unquoteSee below link:

What are the Laws in Texas about a Police helping in a repo?

If the repossessor has a written assignment from the lienholder to repossess the vehicle for nonpayment, 9 out of 10 times, the police will allow the repossessor to take the vehicle. No, Use of a Police Officer or Police involvement in self-help repossession introduces the state into a civil matter and provides the foundation for a wrongful repossession suit against the Secured Party, the repossession agent, the police officer and the police department.The authority to use Self-Help repossession is granted in the UCC 9-609 and Comment 3 of 9-609 specifically states "This section does not authorize a Secured Party who repossesses without judicial process to utilize the assistance of a law enforcement officer."Simply put if you want to use a police office to assist in a repossession you better go to court and obtain a Writ of Replevin/Sequestrian first.

Can a repossession agent enter a garage if the door is half up?

Not without a court order.

Can a private lienholder on the pink slip without a repo license repossess a car in California when the registered owner has defaulted?

YES. 7500.3. A repossession agency shall not include any of the following: (d) The legal owner of collateral which is subject to a security agreement.

What are the laws governing car repossession for dealers in Georgia?

Per the Uniform Commercial Code, repossession is allowed without committing a breach of the peace. For specific legal regulations, see the related link below.

What are the repossession rules in Florida?

Florida allow repossession by UCC regulations, a right to cure notice or replevin order is not required and the vehicle may be recovered by a licensed agent as long as it is done without a breach of peace. The county recorder must be notified of the repossession action and the plates remain with the borrower.

Which repossession laws apply when a car is purchased and registered in Nevada but the finance company is based in Arizona?

It isn't relevant as both states allow repossession of a vehicle under UCC laws (without a breach of peace).

Can a car go through repossession without sending a right to cure-default notice?

The majority of states allow for a repossession as long as there is no "breach of the peace." There are a few states that require a Right to Cure letter being sent out roughly 20 days prior to a repossession. You need to check your state law.

Can a repo man proceed with repo after being ordered off property if he does not have a court order?

They can if they have an order for repossession. You can ask to see the order, and if they do NOT have the order, then they can not take the car. The repossession would become invalid without the order to take the car.

What are my rights if a commercial vehicle is illegally repossessed?

Well, first, you'd have to explain how the repossession was illegal. There really isn't any such thing as "illegal repossession"... repossession is a legal process by which a lien holder can recovery property which does belong to them in response to a delinquency of payment or violation of the contract.A vehicle which has no grounds for repossession but was taken was not repossessed - that's theft, plain and simple, and if that's the case, then you'd file a police report, an investigation would commence, arrests would be made, and you'd either recover your vehicle or get an insurance payment if the vehicle was unrecoverable. I'm guessing that's not the case, since you're asking this question here.State laws on time which a delinquency must continue for before seizure of assets can be made varies by state... if this law was violated, then you're going to have to lawyer up and take the legal route against the lienholder (the repossessor is not liable in this instance, as they are contractors following the instructions of the lien holder).A criminal act on the part of the repossession agency has occurred if...A locked gate is breached in the course of the repossession.A secured building is unlawfully entered in the course of the repossession.A vehicle other than the one being repossessed was entered without permission during the course of the repossessionProperty damage occurs during the course of the repossession.In the case of a commercial vehicle, a cargo payload is taken with the vehicle.A trailer attached to the repossessed vehicle which itself is not up for repossession is taken with the vehicle.In those instances, a police report needs to be filed. However, if the repossession itself is legit, that still won't get you the vehicle back.

How can you avoid repossession by selling the car yourself without the title?

You cannot "sell" a car without the title because the title is proof of ownership. Without the title the buyer can't register and insure the car.

Can a lienholder initiate repossession of a car without any other supporting agreements besides the title?

If your name is in the lien holder place on the title, YES! You are the true legal owner of the vehicle. Contact your local repo agency and explain the situation. Mind you, you will have to pay them to do it... and it varies so I couldn't tell you how much it would be. You must provide them with a copy of the title with your name on it and a form authorizing them to pick up the vehicle. Lori, did you get the matter resolved?

Can a repossession agent take a vehicle without waiting for the borrower to show proof that payments have been made?

Yes. It is perfectly legal for a repossession agent to take possession of a vehicle when they are acting on behalf of the lender. The repossession agency does not have the option of allowing the borrower to retain the vehicle even though proof is presented that payments have been rendered. Such issues are strictly between the borrower and the lender. The lender and/or court being the only parties that can rescind the repossession action.