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If you take your personal property before the vehicle is picked up, you can keep it. If you voluntarily turn in the vehicle you get to keep anything you want. If they have to hunt it down and tow it off, you're just out of luck. They'll throw away anything that was in it and if someone picks it up, it's theirs.

This is not true.. The creditor must account for all personal belongings found in a repossessed car.. The below answer came from the following site...

"What happens to personal property left in my car?

Personal property does not apply to improvements made to the car, such as a CD Player, stereo or luggage rack. It only applies to items not connected to the vehicle. The creditor or whoever repossessed the car CANNOT keep or sell any personal property found inside. If the creditor or whoever repossessed the car cannot account for personal property left in the vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult with an attorney"

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Q: When a car gets repossessed can they keep the personal property that was in the car?
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Can the car company that repossessed your car keep your personal property in it?

No Way. Its Your Stuff !

What are the laws in Maryland regarding retrieving personal property from a repossessed vehicle?

same as anywhere else. they CANT keep it, but may charge you a fee for inventory and storage.

What is an example of personal property?

a personal property is something you bought or got ,and you keep it personal

How can someone else get the stuff out of the car when its been repossessed?

After your vehicle has been repossessed, the repossessing company must contact you (often via the creditor) to notify you where your personal property can be recovered. Repossession agents are required to keep the property for thirty days to allow you to recover it, but they will charge you a storage fee, and pretty much every one will require that fee be paid before they surrender your personal property. Regarding an agent of yours being permitted to recover your personal property, it is possible, but may be difficult.

Can the lender keep personal belongings in a repossessed car such as CDs?

No that's called stealing.....

What happens to personal property left in a repossessed vehicle in Washington?

A creditor may not keep or sell any personal property found insidetje car. This does not include most improvements made to the car, such as a stereo or luggage rack. If your creditor cannot account for valuable articles left in your car, you may be entitled to compensation and you should consult with an attorney. IN Georgia you have 30 days to remove any personal property Left in a repo.

Can they keep the stuff in the vehicle that was repossessed?

no,because it is your property and the car really wasnt,so you should get your stuff back.

Does the car dealer have the right to keep a wallet with cash and personal possessions that were in the car when he repossessed it?

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Can a tow company keep your personal property?

if it is impounded

Are you allowed to retrieve personal property from a repossessed vehicle in North Carolina?

Yes, the business where the vehicle is located must allow the retrieval of personal items from the impounded vehicle, and is required to keep those items secured until they have been returned to the legal owner or the court rules otherwise.

What personal property can I keep in a Wisconsin home foreclosure?

Personal property? All of it. There may be some limitation on major appliances, but the home furnishings are yours.

What do you do once your car has been repossessed?

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The means of obtaining ownership of personal property?

Let's clarify what is personal property: any property that you own that is not real estate property, such as your personal belongings, car, pets, etc.; now, in the Landlord/Tenant court, your landlord may keep or put out your personal property to the curb once he evicts you from the unit, depending on the state you live in, and whether you owe him back rent.

Can the city have your car towed off your property?

If you get it repossessed then yes. Also, if you car is a junked or disabled vehicle (extreme damage and without tags), they might remove it. In some places, the property appearance standards are that high, so what you have to do is keep tags on the vehicles or keep them out of sight.

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How long can you keep a persons personal property after they move out in Ohio. If they do not return to pick them up?

It is not yours to keep, the right thing to do is return what is not yours.

Can I remove cabinets from my repo home?

You are entitled to remove any property from a repossessed property, be that home, car, truck, or other property. Keep in mind, though, that any damage done will have to repaired and that cost can be passed on to you. If you added the cabinets after you moved in, remove them, but do so in such a way that no damage is done.

Can the car company that repossessed the car keep you from leaving the property?

You're talking about the repossession agent, not the car company or dealer. And no, they have absolutely no authority to detain you. If they try this, file a police report.

Can a disabled person's vehicle be repossessed in Florida?

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Is the customer entitled to items that are left inside or outside of a car after the car has been repossessed?

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How can the cosigner of a car immediately have possession of it after it was repossessed by the bank?

When you cosign for anyone you are taking 100% responsibility for the payments on that car. If the person that gets the car doesn't keep their payments up it will be repossessed by the bank with an option for the cosigner to take over payments or sell the car and pay back the loan. Marcy

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Only if you intend to get it back.

Can a motorcycle be repossessed from a closed garage in New York City?

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