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Repossession is what is commonly thought of as a "REPO". A self-help repo is permitted by most states. "Writ of Replevin" is the other legal option that a few states require to do the same thing. The state makes money by requiring the Replevin. BOTH have the same effect on your credit. A repo is where a lender contacts someone to pick up the vehicle. You, at that time, do NOT have to surrender the vehicle. A "Writ of Replevin" is where the lender gets a court order signed by a judge for you to surrender the vehicle. It will be served by a Sheriff's officer, with the repo man in tow, and you will then have to let them take the car. Otherwise, you are in contempt and it is not worth it to defy a court order. That is the only time you have to surrender the vehicle.

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Q: What is the difference between a repossession and a writ of replevin?
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A 'writ of REPLEVIN" maybe?


What is a writ of repossession?

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In many jurisdictions, about as long as it takes the repossession driver to get to the nearest courthouse and fill out the paperwork.


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What is a writ of replevin?

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