In May, my daughter bought a car from a used car lot. Owner told her the amount was $1800 including tax, etc. She gave him a deposit and he gave her the car. She called her grandmother for the rest of the money and then gave him the balance in cash. He then told her that was not enough she had to pay tax, etc. She said they had a contract and did not give him anymore money. On Thanksgiving day he had the car repossessed. She is in boot camp and I have been unable to locate the contract. I spoke with the owner and asked him to fax me the contract (he says she still owes him money). He faxed me a Bill of Sale (which is not signed by my daughter). I asked him to send me something with my duaghter’s signature on it. He said he doesn’t have anything with her signature (my daughter says she did sign something). I told him I did not believe what he has done is legal, he told me not to call him again and hung up on me. Also the company that repossessed the car will not allow us to remove our personal belongings without paying $100 to get them. Is this legal and what are my options?
Car repossession In May, my daughter bought a car from a used car lot.
Re: Car repossession
If your daughter is in military service, she has substantial protection available to her by virtue of Federal laws. I suggest she immediately contact the Judge Advocate’s office at her base.
Alexander M. Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld & Stein, P.A.
11900 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33181