Messed up title woes

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    Messed up title woes

    I’m looking at a vehicle and the owner has the title but the previous owner messed up signing it so the title agency won’t transfer it into his name. He had contacted the people that sold it to him and they since blocked/ingored/etc all further contact. What are my options if I buy this thing to get a title for it if I can’t get ahold of the person that sold it and signed it over wrong?This is all in Georgia but I’ll be trying to title it in Ohio since I’m Air Force and I’m keeping all my crap in Ohio.

    #2
    Price needs to reflect a lot of hassle. In Colorado that's a big pain in the ass. Go to the state DMV office and show them the title and ask them what your options are. Local offices generally are stupid and unhelpful.

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      #3
      Yeah the price being lower due to this is the only reason I’m looking at it. This title mess is the reason he is selling it

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        #4
        Ignore the signed title and do a bonded title?

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          #5
          So how did they mess it up? did they sign in the wrong spot or something?

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            #6
            Have the "owner" get a replacement title and have him sign it over to you?
            Hey, don't lob factual statements at me as if they're insults

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              #7
              Send registered mail to PO with line by line issue stating verbatim what you area requesting he do.

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                #8
                The issue is that the people that had it originally sold it to their son and signed it over to him. He decided he wanted nothing to do with it and never transferred it to his name. So they resold it to the person I might buy it from and signed it over to him in the next box on the title. When he took it to get it transferred into his name the title bureau told him he needed to have them fill out a form. When he contacted them about it they wouldn’t do it. I tried calling and very politely explaining and he said his wife would call me back. She never did so I’m trying to figure out options if I completely can’t get them to work with me.

                will they be able to pull anything if I would just get a bonded title? I’ve never felt with them before so I’m not familiar with how that all works and google is mostly full of places that want to be the ones to provide the service

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                  #9
                  If the vehicle has not been registered or a change in title ownership in perhaps the last 7 years you might be able push it through Vermont DMV..I do know for older bikes , Vermont issues transferrable registrations with a bill of sale. You don't need to be a Vermont resident...Their DMV website has details and if it's applicable for cars/trucks...one possible tricky detail is someone of authority must sign off on the VIN number..I believe there are a few other states with similar procedures..Titling companies used to be reasonable but now the fees are quite pricey.




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                    #10
                    walk away fromthe train wreck.

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                      #11
                      What kind of vehicle and value are we talking about here? That is the deciding factor on whether this is worth the hassle.

                      Will the DMV give you the form that the “owner” needs to fill out?

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                        #12
                        It’s a 00 blazer, plan is to build a mild go fast/grocery getter. I can get it for 600 when most of the ones in that condition around here are more like 2k or more. At this point I’ll probably try calling again and if I don’t get anywhere there I’ll can it and watch for the next deal to come up.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Truckedup View Post
                          If the vehicle has not been registered or a change in title ownership in perhaps the last 7 years you might be able push it through Vermont DMV..I do know for older bikes , Vermont issues transferrable registrations with a bill of sale. You don't need to be a Vermont resident...Their DMV website has details and if it's applicable for cars/trucks...one possible tricky detail is someone of authority must sign off on the VIN number..I believe there are a few other states with similar procedures..Titling companies used to be reasonable but now the fees are quite pricey.



                          The age of the vehicle,is relevant here. It has to be 15 years old in VT.

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                            #14
                            I've done pretty well tracking down people and paying them 50 bucks yo go to the mvd

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Oldchevy4x4 View Post
                              It’s a 00 blazer, plan is to build a mild go fast/grocery getter. I can get it for 600 when most of the ones in that condition around here are more like 2k or more. At this point I’ll probably try calling again and if I don’t get anywhere there I’ll can it and watch for the next deal to come up.
                              At $600, you can probbaly part it out for that much, or pretty close to it.
                              Stop in at the previous owners and offer them $50-100 "for their trouble" to straighten out the paper work?

                              Aaron Z

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