Independence, MO asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Missouri

Q: Vehicle has been left at my house over a year, it can I charge storage fee? Loan is over 10 years old, get lein release?

The vehicle has been left at my house over a year, I'm asking bout storage fees, but there is lein for default on the loan. The loan is over 10 years old. What options do I have as far as getting lein released to register the car or atleast get storage fees. But I don't want the debt or lein transferred to my name. What options do I have.

Thank you for any help you can give me

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Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If there is a lien on the vehicle, you should first contact the lien holder and see if they would be interested in releasing the lien based on the age and abandonment of the vehicle. If they are unwilling to do so, your best bet is to tell them to come pick up their vehicle. I am unaware of a way to release a lien against the wishes of the lien holder, but you also don't have a duty to store what is essentially their vehicle. So do your best to negotiate with them.

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