The smartest way to get in the business is starting to work for another company. There are many laws and regulations that very from state to state, and if you are getting into it with no experience, chances are good you won't last. Work a few years for a local repo company as a driver, and as you learn what you need to do, it will be a lot easier to start your own company. Everyone on here that is wanting to repo cars, yea you can go get your license, get your bond, but the big question is, where are you going to get the finance companies that will give you accounts? You need to know what you are doing before you get into this business.
This depends on where you live.
What qualifications and licenses are required to repossess vehicles in the state of Nebraska?
No license is required,however you must have liability insurance
what are the legalities of voluntary vehicle 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.
In the state of New York, provided there is a legal order for repossession, once the vehicle is located, it may be secured and recovered. The repossession agency has 24 hours to notify the registered owner of the repossession, but they are only required to do so by mail, and may do so to the address of record on the registration. They do not have to notify anyone at the time of repossession other than local law enforcement of jurisdiction. They must inventory and secure any property contained in the vehicle, and may charge a storage fee for that property.
That is called voluntary repossession. You will be required to pay the difference in what the lender sells the vehicle for and the balance on the note after that amount is applied to the loan. You did avoid repossession fees by voluntarily turning the car in. Your credit will also show this repossession for 7 years.
Repossession letters are not required in every state. In some states, face to face notification of the repossession suffices, and when the driver came to hook up your car, if you had a conversation with him at all (even if it consisted of you yelling "Hey!" and him gesturing to you) you received notice.
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.
pay what you owe
Contact an attorney.
The state of Alabama is a self help repossession state, therefore a repossession agency is not required to notify you before they repossess your vehicle. Repossessors are under various state and federal laws and regulations and are prevented from breaching the peace among other things.
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.
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.
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.
To go it alone you will need a a Credit Consumer License, allowing you to look at peoples debts basically, a Data Protection License for obvious reasons Repossession insurance, a vehicle and two drivers, trade plates and some other various recovery equipment. Or instead of two drivers, plates and the vehicle, just get a low loader, makes things much easier. If you dont have the cash to get a CCL and DPL (around £600/year) then you can work under an agency whom you will be covered with. Information from my experience and current career.
When you purchased the car, you may have received a lien title from the state. This is not a clear title of ownership. The lender in essence still owns the vehicle, at least part of it. It is held in security for the loan. If you are a repossession company or agent, you will be required to have an order of repossession. But, if you are a repossession company or agent, you should already know this.
Yes. Under the self-help repossession laws a repossession agent can contact you at work and request the location of the vehicle. If, however, you request in writing of the repossession agency that you no longer be contacted at work, the agency is required by the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act, and the FFDCPA to cease all contact with you at your place of employment, unless they have no other means of contacting you, and then only to notify you of changes in the status of the recovery of the vehicle or the account.