Beechgrove, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: I bought 2 cars from a guy I have titles and keys in hand he passed away how do I get the cars from his property

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In your situation, where you have purchased cars and hold the titles and keys, but the cars are on the property of the now-deceased seller, there are specific steps to follow to legally retrieve them.

First, it's important to establish communication with the executor or administrator of the deceased person's estate. They are legally responsible for managing the deceased's assets and can grant you permission to access the property to retrieve the cars.

If you encounter difficulties or the estate is not being administered in a timely manner, you might need to seek legal recourse. This could involve obtaining a court order allowing you to access the property and retrieve the cars.

Your legal right to the cars is supported by the titles in your possession, but ensuring proper communication and legal processes are followed is crucial to avoid potential disputes or accusations of trespassing. Consulting with an attorney to guide you through this process can be beneficial, especially if complexities arise.

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