Omaha, NE asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Nebraska

Q: When selling a house is it illegal to give a car away with the purchase of the house?

Can I be liable for any damages to the vehicle before or after a year once it is in the possession of the property buyer? What are my responsibilities once I have sold?

1 Lawyer Answer
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: If you did the proper legal formalities such as a bill of sale and transferring the title of the vehicle to the new owner, then you likely have no further responsibility at least as owner of the vehicle. If you left the vehicle but you are still a title holder, then things become more complicated and you would likely need to review your contract in detail with an attorney for each party's rights and responsibilities.

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