1. Free Legal Help, Legal Forms and Lawyers. TheLaw.com has been providing free legal assistance online since 1995. Our most popular destinations for legal help are below. It only takes a minute to join our legal community!

    Dismiss Notice

Lien/Loan on truck can't get title from seller

Discussion in 'Consumer Fraud & Scams' started by Joefosnough, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Joefosnough

    Joefosnough Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was stationed in SC in the Navy. I bought a truck from a friend in the Navy. I got a loan to pay off his loan and paid taxes on the purchase in SC. I am now home in Indiana and can't get him to take care of the title work to get truck registered. So I have insurance and a loan on a truck I can't register. What can I do?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 21, 2015
  2. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    272
    Trophy Points:
    83

    Do you have a bill of sale or anything from him? How exactly did you pay the sales tax in SC? Normally paying the sales tax goes hand in hand with registering and titling the vehicle, unless things are really different in SC.
     
  3. Joefosnough

    Joefosnough Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Since I was in the navy my taxes were paid for, but I had to get that taken care of before going to the DMV there. Since I did not have possession of the title for the registration process, I could not actually register the truck. And no, the only paperwork I recieved from my credit union or my friend is the paper with my loan details.
     
  4. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    272
    Trophy Points:
    83

    Bring whatever paperwork that you do have to the DMV and they will advise you if there is a way to get title without his cooperation(perhaps by purchase of a bond), but if you have nothing from him at all to prove that he sold you the vehicle then you may be at his mercy(somewhat). It is of course illegal for him to sell you a vehicle without transferring title. You can demand your money back, you can sue for your money back but it may be a long drawn out battle to collect(and you will have to return the vehicle to him).

    Was your credit union loan an auto loan? Normally they would make sure they had title to the vehicle.

    If you have his home address, send him a certified demand letter for title transfer within xx # of days or your money back.
     

Share This Page