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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326444 01/18/20 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi

I think people here are confusing two separate actions, the sale of the car and the storage of the car. The sale has been done. Money received and title sent over 2 years ago. No disputes, no scams. Why should i have the money in any specific account? The only issue is the storage, which was agreed to as mentioned in my OP. Yes, I take pictures off all my cars in front of the million dollar homes a mile up the road from me.


Right, so you want the storage fees paid before the bill gets too high and he abandons the car. Get him on a monthly payment schedule and he won't realize how much he's spent to store it!


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326460 01/18/20 05:26 PM
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Why make the thread if you don't want to contact him?


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326464 01/18/20 05:31 PM
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Write him certified, if no answer have the police tow it away and the impound lot takes care of it. Bad advice to say you lost the title and get another. The money has been paid and he has the title. It's his car. He can come get the car and the storage fees are not part of it really. You would have to sue him and unless you have a written contract like a commercial storage would have you will have to go to Judge Judy. I would contact him and say get the car within some days and no storage fees and it's over with, or have it towed away.

Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326467 01/18/20 05:42 PM
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If he never applied for the title, a run search of the VIN will probably still show you as the current legal owner.

Get a replacement title and sell it again.


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: Linctex] #5326485 01/18/20 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
If he never applied for the title, a run search of the VIN will probably still show you as the current legal owner.

Get a replacement title and sell it again.


That’s shady and possibly “misappropriation of property “ (or worse) if he later produces a signed title.

I believe the OP has answered his question “ Just wondering how long to wait before doing anything.” and stated his intentions.

If challenged, I suppose the ability to collect on the storage fees will come down to whether he has an enforceable contract. I personally would pursue the abandoned property route and resell while it still has value. Just my opinion though …

Let us know how it turns out.


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326498 01/18/20 06:40 PM
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So.... Contact him? Tell him he owes you the storage fees and to come pick it up within 30 days. Otherwise, file for an abandoned title and get rid of it.


Why? If I can keep collecting $100 a month. I would be a year or two before the value would drop below the storage payments.

You aren’t collecting $100 a month. You won’t see that.

And why would a lawyer buy a cheap older car on eBay in another country? At this point he’ll probably abandon it either way.

So, you can contact him and tell him to pay up, in that scenario I’m betting he says just keep it. So it’s a win for you.

Or, contact him in a year and he says to keep it, but you wasted a year of the car sitting, which means it’ll need more maintenance to sell again. And still no storage fees.


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326504 01/18/20 06:48 PM
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For reference, here is Virginia's procedure:

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#abandoned.asp

Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326514 01/18/20 07:01 PM
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OP, if your in Virginia, you needed to contact him after he was in default for 10 days. There are laws regarding storage to protect both the customer and the storage bussiness. There is a process to be followed which you didn't follow.
https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-self-service-storage-act/


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326537 01/18/20 07:43 PM
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I do not think you are going to see your storage fees. I would send him an email as well as a registered letter stating that he has x-number of days before you legally consider it abandoned and re-sell.
Out of curiosity, what is the car worth?


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326583 01/18/20 08:56 PM
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I assume you have no insurance on that car while in your "storage" area. That could make you responsible if there is damage to it. To me, contracted storage implies insurance. More things to consider.


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326585 01/18/20 08:58 PM
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uh, I would have told him to come get it after about 60 days or to mail you checks for storage..

2.25 years and no storage fees collected.. its a pipe dream now.

It sounds like some kind of scam gone wrong, but at least he paid you for the car.


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: wdn] #5326586 01/18/20 09:01 PM
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Without a written contract you cannot collect. Email chat is not a contract any more than chatting here on a forum is.


You're obviously not a lawyer, so stop giving bad legal advice. Written terms and written agreement through any means of communication can be considered a contract with no problem. Proving intent of the seller is the name of the "winning the judgment" game, and if atikovi says "I'll store the car you just bought from me for $100 per month til you get it" and the buyer says "That'd be mighty grand of you, eh" or something similar, ANY judge will see that the intent of the buyer was to pay $100/mo and will award atikovi said judgment. Collecting on a foreign debt though.... good luck..


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326587 01/18/20 09:02 PM
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At least when atikovi goes to resell it, he can advertise as "low mileage" since it's been dormant for 30 months.. LOL


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Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: skyactiv] #5326593 01/18/20 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
OP, if your in Virginia, you needed to contact him after he was in default for 10 days. There are laws regarding storage to protect both the customer and the storage bussiness. There is a process to be followed which you didn't follow.
https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-self-service-storage-act/


Yes it's stored in VA but it's not a storage business so that link doesn't apply. If it comes to it, it is a simple abandoned vehicle on private property. I'll send him an email in a few months asking about his intentions. If no reply, a certified letter. It nothing still, pursue an abandoned car title. Should be able to get $5-6K for it.

Re: How long to wait before asking guy to pick up his car? [Re: atikovi] #5326608 01/18/20 09:44 PM
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OP, if your in Virginia, you needed to contact him after he was in default for 10 days. There are laws regarding storage to protect both the customer and the storage bussiness. There is a process to be followed which you didn't follow.
https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-self-service-storage-act/


Yes it's stored in VA but it's not a storage business so that link doesn't apply. If it comes to it, it is a simple abandoned vehicle on private property. I'll send him an email in a few months asking about his intentions. If no reply, a certified letter. It nothing still, pursue an abandoned car title. Should be able to get $5-6K for it.

This thread has been entertaining, thanks and good luck to the OP


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