SELLING A CAR FROM AN ESTATE | CANADA
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For information on selling a deceased's vehicle call us:
1 (866) 980-5044 (Durham Region and GTA)
1 (877) 461-6778 (Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes)
1 (866) 993-5365 (Belleville and Trenton Area)
1 (888) 377-8380 (Napanee and Kingston)
Looking to sell an Estate?
If you need to sell a car of an owner who is deceased, you need to know something about the laws in the jurisdiction that you are in. This will help you determine what happens to the vehicle once the death occurs and also determine who holds title to the vehicle. If you wish to sell a car of a deceased owner, you can call us Toll Free: 1 (866) 980-5044
The Vehicle Will Pass into the Estate
In many situations the vehicle will pass into the estate of the passed owner to be distributed among its heirs or beneficiaries of the estate. A will, or other legal document will set forth how property is distributed within the estate. This is the first place you should when making the decision if you are the one who should sell the car.
Dying Without A Will
If the car owner dies without leaving behind a will, this can make it very difficult to sell the car. What happens in this circumstance is that the government probates the estate of the deceased person in order to determine who the living heirs are as well as any debts and liabilities that must be met or discharged. The process of probating an estate can take years for a person who dies without a will. This may make it next to impossible to sell the car.
Gaining Understanding Among the Heirs
If there is a general understanding among the living heirs of the deceased car owner for you to take possession of the car, you may be able to sell it immediately. This agreement may be predicated, however, on the having the proceeds of the sale distributed equally among the heirs once the sale is completed.
Working with the Trustee
An attorney acting as conservator or trustee for the estate may also be able to intercede on your behalf and assist you in the sale of the deceased person's car. This may be based on the trustee's interest in settling the estate, or a portion of the estate in order to settle some debt or tax liability.