Columbus, OH asked in Small Claims for Ohio

Q: I bought a car from my cousin and she won't give me title unless I pay more than agreed

I bought a car with written texts it was 2000 plus I had to pay to fix several things also in text, she made escuses on the title and 2 months later now is telling me I have to pay her 2000 more. Is there a way to fight this?

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Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: File a complaint in small claims court for breach of contract and print out the texts and attach them as an exhibit. When referring to the contract make reference to the exhibit. Also be sure to show how you paid and how the cousin received the funds. Hiring an attorney would likely take every bit of the 2000 more she is demanding. If you have not paid the initial $2,000.00 you really do not have a breach of contract but a breakdown in negotiations as neither of you had performed. Good luck.

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