How do you repossess a car from a family member?
Last year, I agreed to let my sister buy my 2005 Honda Civic since I upgraded to a Tesla. We agreed that she would pay me $300/month until the Civic is paid off, then I’d transfer the title to her name. I haven’t gotten a payment in 3 months and she’s refusing to return the car. Can I legally repossess it from her?
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- If you no longer have a key to the car, have a copy made.
- Locate your vehicle.
- Go retrieve your car at a time when confrontation is unlikely, like when the car is parked outside overnight or at an outdoor work parking lot.
- Park the car in a safe and secure location.