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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by saenz60, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. belair
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    Bonded title is probably the quickest, safest way to go. In Texas, there is supposedly a process you can go through involving sending a registered letter to the owner of record, asking for the title. If the letter comes back as undeliverable, you go see a judge with the registered letter, and you usually wind up with a title in a few weeks. But check out that info.
     
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  2. dirty old man
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    And on and on it goes, guys freom all over the country who have no idea whatsoever what the law is in the state pf Texas, much less be an attorney with real knowledge of how to handle this.
    If the truck isn't worth the cost of consulting an attorney, why bother? Unless of course, you just want it off your property, which I imagine you could call the city or county, as the case may be, and they can take care of it.
     
  3. RusTnut
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    Not that easy unless that item was under contract for storage. Abandoned vehicles on private land is a legal mess in Minnesota.


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  4. adam401
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    Id push that bitch out onto the street and let the town deal with. Problem solved
     
  5. theHIGHLANDER
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    If it's something you want getting possesion shouldn't be too difficult. You're entitled to storage fees either daily, weekly or monthly. Get a shyster and file the needed paper, you'll have to put up 'X' amount of public notices, then have an auction. Of course you'll have to let the owner of said vehicle know as well. Your storage fees will far outweigh anyone's desire to own it having been there for so long, and it's likely nobody will outbid your storage fees let alone even show up. Take your paper to the DMV and get your title.

    Now, you may even get the title from the owner since it's clear there's no interest on her part for the ol thing. When's the last time you spoke to them? Still have contact info? Possible they just sign it over to you. Think positive;)
     
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  6. BigDogSS
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    A title service is the way to go. They typically know the in's and out's of the DMV. The price may seem a little high initially, but you'll probably be way ahead in the long run when accounting for hassle and time off work. Going to the DMV will probably open a huge can of worms.
     
  7. oliver westlund
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    the fella who commented before you is from texas? no offense but you sound like a guy whos never done this before? state to state the concept is the same..... DONT ASK THE DMV FOR HELP. why the heck would he hire an attorney for a title? unless he hates money haha. this is a common problem, easily solvable if you look into it as many have demonstrated even several with knowledge of texas rules. just sayin...like mama says if you dont have somethin nice to say...
     
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  8. You can ask the DMV for help, as long as you do some homework ahead of time. Not all DMV offices are the same. The local one in my small town is one of those that will tell you all the reasons you can't get what you want. Drive 15 miles to another small town, the local office is owned by a guy in a car club, and they'll tell what it will take to do what you want... big difference.
     
  9. I'm just curious to what it looks like, any pic's?
     
  10. 49ratfink
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    did a lien sale on two cars that were left at my place by the owner. here in California there are services that will do it for you and make it all official. took the paperwork down to the DMV and got titles. easy squeezy.
     
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  11. theHIGHLANDER
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    As did I in MI 49'fink. The shyster filed the paper, notified the owner and posted the auction notices for $200. I got the 56 Chevy HT title the day of the no-show auction. Homeowners (artisans) have very similar rights to licensed shops. But hey, get the state and sheriff's office involved and watch them come and take it away. At least it'll be off the property. No, I'm not a lawyer, just able to pick up a law book in the public library when needed so I know what I want done beforehand. I know, too easy...
     
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  12. s55mercury66
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    Here in Wyoming there is a bonded title process that is posted on the Wyo DMV website. All of the steps are listed in the order needed. I see Texas has a similar process. In my state, it can be hard to claim storage fees if you are not a business with a license, but anyone can apply for a bonded title.
     
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  13. 48ford
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    Your in Texas, go get a bonded title
     
  14. blowby
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    Bump. So there has been a car parked in front of my house, on the public street, for some days now. Registration expired last year. Wouldn't mind having it if it's being abandoned. From reading this thread it sounds like I would have to have it legally towed and try to buy it then, paying the towing, storage fees etc?
     
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  15. Hombre
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    Hellfish has this completely correct. In Texas you cannot arbitrarily set a fee for storage without an agreement between the two party's. If the car has been setting for as long as you say, the owner would have had to agree to what ever charge at the time the car was put there.
     
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  16. clem
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    I’m intrigued by the fact that for 5 years, then 10 years, you haven’t done anything about this.
    Did you just mow around it all this time?
    How does one let something like this not get sorted out 15 years ago ?
     
  17. chopped
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    Whenever an Op leaves us hanging they should be banned for life.
     
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  18. clem
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    12 posts since 2006, he should be back sometime..............
    Possibly that answers my post above, - he must be busy.
     
  19. dirty old man
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    I thought I was the world's champion procrastinator, but apparently I'm wrong.:)
     
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  20. Dave, It appears we could learn something from the original OP. :rolleyes:

    Patiently Waiting. HRP

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  21. porknbeaner
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    I am not up on Texas Law but in good ol' Missouri you would put a mechanics lean against it. 15 year even at 100 dollars a month storage fee (most places around here charge in the 7-15 dollar a day range for storage) would make your bill in the $18,000.00 range. Missouri will issue you a title with a mechanics lean.
     
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  22. I don’t mean to be rude HRP, but you look a little pale.


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