Re: What to Do when Seller Does Not Transfer Title of Vehicle
Virtually anyone can pay the registration. Title should not be necessary for that.
You and he DID complete a release of liability document, right?? If not, then he's an idiot and is still entirely legally responsible for the car as far as the DMV is concerned.
Until the vehicle is repossessed, he still has a loan on the vehicle and does NOT have title to it. The lien-holder will have the title, not him ... unless he took out a loan using the vehicle as collateral, as opposed to purchasing it on time and financing it.
If he holds the title land is legally able to transfer it, you might be able to take him to court. If he does NOT hold the title, you may have to work out a deal with him and the finance company to take over the loan so that you can get title.
This could get sticky if something happens to the car.
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