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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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a few months back i helped a friends daughter sell a cherokee. she got a letter in the mail from s.o.s. stating her cherokee had been impounded. she signed the title over and did everything the right way but doesnt have a copy of it or the guys name. my question is can they hold her on the hook for this?
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Sounds like guy never turned in the paperwork to the s.o.s. If I recall correctly it is state law that the seller must go with buyer to s.o.s. to ensure it is actually turned over. If I am wrong someone will correct me. Seems i remember something along those lines though.

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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thats why you always make a copy of the signed title if you can't go to the SOS with them.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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You are supposed to keep a receipt of the sale, and a copy of the title with their signature just for this reason.

http://www.mi.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1...5461--,00.html
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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She fawked, but not totally. She might be able to get away with signing the Cherokee over to the impound yard. Or, she could pay the fee, get it back, and sell it again if it's not all jacked up.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #6
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She's on the hook for it unless the owner comes forward or she can give them a name/address for the guy.

I sold a dirtbike to a guy, two weeks later his kid rides it across a golf course and ditches it. I get a call from the Sherrif that I owe for damages and my bike is in impound.

I gave them the new owner's name, the Dad wanted the bike back and admitted to his kid causing the damage. I might have paid the fines and got the bike back if he didn't
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thats why you always make a copy of the signed title if you can't go to the SOS with them.
BINGO! I think the title even says to do so. Let me dig one out...


Sure enough:

**NOTICE TO SELLERS**
Sellers must keep a receipt or photocopy of the reassigned title for their records for 18 months or accompany the purchaser to a Secretary of State Office.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:45 AM   #8
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Or, she could pay the fee, get it back, and sell it again if it's not all jacked up.
x2. She's still the legal owner. Find out how much the fees are and consider getting it back to sell again (if still worth it).





But first ask what happened. Before you even tell them your name.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #9
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Old February 8th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #10
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kickstand was the guy that bought it. lol
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Old February 8th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #11
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problem solved and shes not on the hook for anything. thanks
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well what happend?
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Old February 8th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #13
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it was impounded for less than 24 hours b4 the purchaser went and got it back. impound yard said she shouldnt have even got the letter.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #14
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Thats lucky then. Just make sure she knows to copy any signed titles from now on.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #15
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yes she does and she said shed never sell another vehicle again without a copy of everything at least.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #16
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yes she does and she said shed never sell another vehicle again without a copy of everything at least.
if she gets a copy of everything at least, what is left to get a copy of at most?
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #17
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You'll find the universe pretty much covers everything
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Old February 8th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #18
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shut up woman!!

edit: we need a little icon of the guy riding the horse plz
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I went thru the same thing with my Dad this past fall. My dad sold his VW Dasher last spring. Late November he got a letter from the city of Royal Oak/Local district court stating they had impounded his Dasher/abandoned vehicle and he would have to pay a fine and towing fees, no mount $ was shown. Looking at the document, it showed that the car was actually picked up in September. Hence 3 months later is when he got the letter. Dad had misplaced his bill of sale, of course. I drove dad up to the impound, letter in hand, walked into the impound to find out how much was owed in fees....."Just over a $1000.0 I explained to the guy/impound that the car was sold to some one else, lost bill of sale, etc. Signed a statement and they kept the car. Car was to be auctioned off with other impounded cars at the end of the month.
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