Asked in Contracts for Kentucky

Q: what are my rights as a customer for storage fees on a vehicle at a mechanic with no contract explaining such policies.

The mechanic a good guy and fairly enough I feel that he should be given some money. I called explaining that I've been through a lot in the last three months and simply asked to bill me and when I get back to work I surely will give him some money. I just don't want it to continue to stack up fees I've bought parts on my own and am going to use family to help fix the car. My situation right now is horrible and im a single mom just trying to do what I can to change it before we lose our home and everything else. Can he legally with hold my car for this when there was no written or verbal contract explain such fees. Or so much as a phone call asking me to remove the vehicle.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes. He can hold the car. He has a mechanics lien by statute. You should go see him face to face snd see if you can work it out between yourselves. If not, you’ll need to hire a lawyer to file suit for you.

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