How Can Repossession Take Place?

  • The buyer does not have to be notified before the repossession occurs.
  • The creditor cannot commit a crime, use abusive language, enter a home without permission, or take an item if the owner physically resists.
  • Cars can be towed from public or private lots.
  • A car can be towed from the owner's driveway if no other car is moved
  • A car cannot be towed from the owner's garage.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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