We're in south carolina, we bought a car that said it had a clean title, turns out after the 45 tag was expired when we went to get the official one, they said it had a lean on it so we could not get it. The people we bought the car from haven't been much help. I don't know where or how to get that
We're in south carolina, we bought a car that said it had a clean title, turns out after the 45 tag was expired when we went to get the official one, they said it had a lean on it so we could not get it. The people we bought the car from haven't been much help. I don't know where or how to get that paper but I was told by them we need to order it, what do I order it off of?
Brittany: You didn't get a clear title? That was a big mistake on your part. The people that sold the car committed fraud. You can't legally sell a car that has a lien on it. The only way to get a clear title is if they pay off the lien holder.
They "said" they had a clean title. But it appears you did not see the title before buying it. When you buy a vehicle, then the seller signs off on the TITLE as the seller and you sign as the buyer and then you go to the DMV to transfer the title into YOUR name as the owner.
So, since had 45 days till the registration expired, thought you had time to pay for new plates, but to do so, would mean you would need a title to show you are the owner of the vehicle.
So, to get this vehicle, then YOU will have to pay off the lender who has the lien on the vehicle. But even then, the owner would need to put into their name and then transfer it to you. Or, go back to the seller and ask for your money back. But let me guess you bought this off Craigs list and have been scammed and won't know how to locate the person you bought it from.
Sorry, does not look good for you.
It's lien. You can get clear title but you would have to pay off the lien. You will have to contact the lien holder for details. If you weren't given or shown the title at the time of purchase then I presume that you bought it from a dealer. If they won't cooperate then report them to the state agency that licenses auto dealers.
You gave your hard earned cash to someone who was not the legal owner of the automobile, Brittany. You were foolish enough to do so by handing your cash to someone without receiving a clear title from them. Because of this you will not be able to title the vehicle in your name. You are now the proud owner of a two-ton lawn ornament.
The sellers were to sign over to you the title. You were to take it and title it in your name. That car is useless to you. Take them to small claims if they won't give you your money back. If there is alien on it they did not own it and were not permitted to sell it.
this requires a court order