Germantown, TN asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: how can I get possession of a car that I signed for and is titled to me

I signed a car loan for a friend with an agreement that he would refinance after a year. He never did that and the car note is two months late. The title is in my name and his license is revoked. He will not return my calls or text. How can I take possession of the car.

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Anthony M. Avery

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You need to find where the car is most of the time. File an Action to Recover Personal Property in General Sessions Court. Court Costs and a possible Bond will be required. You must also put an exact description of the car with VIN in the Civil Warrant. Hopefully the Lender has not already secured the collateral. The Lender must be dealt with also.

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