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Whats in volved in buying a vehicle from a deceased person

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by Shady, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Shady

    Shady TGT Addict

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    Looking at buying a motorcycle from a private party.

    Father died a year or so ago

    Can the son just sign over the title or is there more paperwork that needs to be done.

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  2. John Galt

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    I'm going to say it depends a lot on your local Tax Office (where you title and register). I bought a '66 Olds from a guy whose late father owned it. Despite a bill of sale and notarized letter from the son, the tax lady wanted a copy of the death certificate. I got my hands on that and went back only to have a different lady tell me I needed a notarized letter from the executor of his estate allowing the son to sell the car.
    Long story short, I gave up and went 3rd party to get a bonded title. Cost me about $800 to title and register a car I paid $1200 for.
     
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  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    It would seem like the son could have the title transferred to himself, easily providing proof it was inherited.
    Then just transfer as normal, no?
     
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  4. outdare

    outdare Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Yes that Cam. My father died this Jan. I transferred title to me so I could sell transfer the vehicles per his wishes. Same goes for land.

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  5. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Agree.

    If the son is the executor, he can transfer the title.
     
  6. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    If you don’t probate the will, then the heir can show a will and fill out an affidavit of heirship.
     
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  7. Shady

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    so basically they need to do the affidavit of heirship and that adds +-20 days wait to get the title if they have not done that yet.

    guess i will keep looking I doubt he has done that. And its not a good enough deal to mess with the extras

    I will ask but if he had done it I am sure he would have brought it up when I asked about the title all he said was he has the title in his dads name.

    thanks
     
  8. Bozz10mm

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    Just curious. Would they charge sales tax for that?
     
  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Not on an inheritance.
     
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  10. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    My dad bought a 4runner from a lady who's husband passed away. The 4runner was in his name. It was a fiasco. Took lots of time and paperwork to get it in her name and then for the deal to go through.

    It was a learning curve for Both parties.

    If you have a significant other, make sure they have the keys to the kingdom
     


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