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How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

Old 02-25-2013, 05:34 AM
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Default Re: How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

Originally Posted by PTAD1 View Post
I say the easiest way to do this is to contact him and give him an opportunity to come get the car, but make sure he gives you rent before he has the car turned back over to him, even though it's a slim chance that would work. if you sell through DMV legal process, he may come back later and sue you, and after lawyer fees, you might as well have bought an M3 legally
Originally Posted by PTAD1 View Post
He doesn't have anything to sue for, but he still can, and OP would need a lawyer, even though he'll most likely win.
We've done this many times at our shop when customers don't pay and leave the car. Once the DMV gives you a title in your name there's nothing the previous owner can do. They had their chance when the dmv sent them a notification letter. If they don't reply to that it's like they never owned the car.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

As someone said, go to the DMV with the VIN. Apply for an abandoned vehicle.

Process is here;

http://www.dmv.state.va.us/vehicles/#abandoned.asp

Its fairly easy. Provided its titled in state, you get info on the owner, send them a letter via certified mailed (make sure to keep the receipt). Wait 30 days, if no word, go back to the DMV with the mail receipt, OR the original undeliverable letter UNOPENED, and you can title the vehicle in your name. I usually put in the letter that "Either pay XXX dollars for (insert reason), or in accordance to VA law, I will be titling your vehicle." If there are liens on the vehicle, you need to contact the lien holders stating that either the lien has been satisfied or they are uninterested in staking a claim on the vehicle. If they don't want to do that, best bet is part out the car.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

Blast it with piss.

If he comes back, blast him with piss.
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Default Re: How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

Still hasnt answered the most important question...what year and where?
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Default Re: How to gain ownership of abandoned car in my yard?

edit
someone else said it better
shucks...

Originally Posted by Race B&on View Post
An E36 I hope. He'd be out of his mind to abandon any other generation.
I`m thinking e30 with knock of bits glued to it


OP PIX OR IT NVR HAPPENED

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