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The Law requires that the Police department and the Legal Owner be notified of the vehicles recovery and location so they can come pick up their property.

If the vehicle was already paid off for loss by an insurance company it would belong to that Insurer now.

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What happens to recovered cars that were reported stolen?

The first thing that happens when a stolen car is recovered, the police inform the owner of the recovery, usually in writing. The owner then takes up the matter by informing his insurance company of the recovery and valuation is done. The car is then handed to the rightful owner.

What happens if your car is stolen and is not found?

Then you buy a MUCH better alarm system for your NEXT car.

What can one do with stolen and recovered cars in the UK?

If one receives a stolen or recovered car in a UK dealership, the best thing to do is to report it to authorities. If not reported, one can receive sentencing for driving a bought car that was actually stolen.

My car was stolen and the insurance company paid me but then the police recovered the car?

keep the money and find another car, or give back the money and get your recovered car.

What is the likelihood that your stolen car will be recovered?

If not recovered within first three weeks after loss, chances are it will never be recovered. Only about 30% of cars are recovered

What happens if your stolen car was recovered by the police and towed without your permission?

The police are supposed to notify you and you should be able to pick it up from the police impound lot.

What part of speech is the word stolen?

In the sentence "The stolen car was recovered." it is an adjective. In the sentence "He has stolen two cars." it is a verb.

What can you do if a car you purchased turned out to be listed as a stolen vehicle at the time of the sale?

Did you get a TITLE to the "stolen" car? If not, the you sorta assumed the risks. Was it actually stolen at the time of sale or just not removed from the list after being recovered?

How do you use the word 'recovered in a sentence?

The police recovered the stolen car.She slowly recovered after the skiing accident.

What happens if you pull a stolen car and you did not know it was stolen?


What happens if your car is stolen?

If your car is stolen you should automatically have reported and what time it had gone missing.

If your car was stolen and then recovered does that create a branding label on your title?

only if the car was damaged to where it was declared totalled. Then you need to get a Salvage title and have the car inspected.

According to police sources a car with a certain protection system will be recovered 85 percent of the time Find the probability that 5 of 7 stolen cars will be recovered?


How long should police hold your car if they found it after being stolen?

Each city and state will have their own laws as to how long to hold a recovered stolen car. They could hold the car up until the court date of the accused thief.

What is covered if your car is stolen?

It depends on your insurance. If you only have third party insurance you get nothing. If it is a full comprehensive insurance, and if your car is not recovered, you will get compensation which will be the present market value of that car

What happens if you hide your car from repo?

It will be reported stolen.

What is an insurance recovery car?

Stolen car that claim was paid off by the insurance company. The car was later recovered. Because the claim was already paid the car is owned by the insurance company and they will typically sale these at auction.

If a car on finance is stolen and insurance pays out but then the car is recoverd what happens to the car?

It belongs to the insurance company

If your car is up for repo but is stolen before you return your car what happens?

When your car is 'stolen", you file a stolen car report with the cops. Then your INSURANCE will pay off the loan. The lender will deal with the insurance co. and alls well. You dont have a car, but no payments either. BTW, the insurance co. HAS to be sure its stolen or they wont pay the loan off.

What happens if you buy a stolen motorcycle?

You can go to jail for theft of a car.

Can the impound lot keep the items in your vehicle if your car was reported stolen?

No.Another View: The police may retain any items found in the car pending proof that they actually are your property.REMEMBER: The car was reported stolen... and then it was recovered and impounded. The perpetrators MAY have used the vehicle during a crime spree and stashed their stolen goods in the car. The owner of the stolen vehicle would not be the beneficiary of the stolen goods just because they were in his vehicle. and they may have to present proof that the items found in the car actually belong to them.

Can a lender tell you that they have reported the car stolen and tell you just drive around and see what happens?

Only you, if the car is in your name, can report it stolen. So they are jacking you up to get their payments

What happens if the creditor cant find the car to reposs it?

It gets reported stolen.

What happens after a repo man says he reported the car stolen?

If a finnancing reposesor has takin the car, and it was stolen from him. it would be listed as a stolen vehicle by the local police. when found would be immediately towed and impounded. until the "OWNER" of the car retrieves it.. Wich means the bank, or financing company that the car was bought from.

If your vehicle is stolen and the insurance company pays you off then the vehicle is recovered do you have to pay the money back?

You either have to return the money or not keep the vehicle. You don't get the benefit of both the value of the car in cash and the actual car.