Repossession Laws

Repossession laws differ from one state to another. What is valid and lawful in one state may not be the same in another. That is why in case you are confronted with repossession of a good you have bought using a loan, it would be most advisable to first check what laws are in effect in the state you live. This can be done without any expenses using the internet web sites that try to keep up to date with laws and the changes brought to them. In case you are not completely sure whether the web site is reliable one hundred percent, then you can check with the web site of the judicial branch in your state to find out more about the repossession laws. If technology is not quite on your side, the a legal advisor is what you need.

Reading and becoming wise in repossession laws means that a difficult financial experience if not a psychologically painful one awaits you. Besides losing a car, a boat, a property or a home, your future opportunities of receiving a loan from a bank in the future are harshly diminished. Moreover, after the repossession you may not be able to get back your long-wanted good or property as the creditor might decide to sell it at a public auction. This decision may be made only to make sure that the financial losses of the creditor are quickly recovered. That is why, the bank will most probably sell the good or the property at a price so very much below its real value. If this information gets to the debtor, it will surely demoralize him or her. Because of this low price, the creditor may not be able to recover the entire sum of many that the debtor owes him and repossession laws in some states stipulate that the creditor may, by means of a court order, get deficiency judgment from the credit consumer.

The deficiency judgment stands for the amount of money that the creditor lacks in order to recover its losses fully. The money that he obtained at the auction are not enough to clear the loan account, and therefore he decides to turn once again to the credit consumer to solve that last financial loss problem. Some states are very strict when it comes to repossession laws and procedures regarding this deficiency judgment. For example, if a notice consisting of information concerning the whole amount of money the consumer owes, the amount of time the consumer has to collect that money, the name and the address of the person to collect that money from the consumer, and so on is not carefully written to include precise data as this, then the creditor can under no circumstances obtain this deficiency judgment.

Such apparently worthless parts of repossession laws can make the whole difference in the way you handle the repossession. These repossession laws should be known and understood like the “abc” when the credit can no longer be covered by the consumer.