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Friends no more Vehicle Repossession

Discussion in 'Auto Loans & Vehicle Repossession' started by Tancmm, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Tancmm

    Tancmm Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello
    Well i have/had some friends and the wife brought a car and then they couldn't pay for it and asked me if i wanted the car and i said yes. Since then I've been making the payments and paying for the insurance. Now the husband decided that he don't want his car anymore and wants back the 1 i have. I've paid to get all the damage repaired when they first gave me the car and I've spent a lot of money in it. What can i do to keep the car? Please help me.
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Active Member

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    Whose wife? Your wife? One of the friends' wives? Brought a car where? Did you mean to say bought?

    Was title transferred into your name? Do you have a signed, written agreement to sell the car to you? Is the car worth more or less than $500?
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    It isn't your car.
    If you feel you have been cheated or are owed money you can seek compensation in small claims court.
    Based on the information you have provided I doubt you would have much success... You made a risky decision to pay for the car and the consequences have caught up.
    I would recommend you return the car and consider your expenses as a lease/rental for the time you had it.
     
  4. Tancmm

    Tancmm Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The title is still in my friend name, no signed agreement and It's worth more than $500.
     
  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Nothing. It's not your car. All you have been doing is renting it. Your rental period is over. Give it back.
     
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    zddoodah Active Member

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    Then I agree with "adjusterjack." Contracts for the sale of goods in excess of $500 are generally not enforceable unless they are in writing and signed by the parties.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you don't OWN the car, there's NOTHING you can do LEGALLY to stop the owner from taking her/his car.

    In order to LEGALLY own a car, you must have had the vehicle PROPERLY titled in YOUR name.

    Absent a title in your name, someone other than YOU owns the vehicle.
     
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    txls Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others here. You have been renting a car and now it is time to give it back.
     

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