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Its bad news I am afraid.
In order to sell something you must have what is called 'good title'.
As there is finance on the car, it belongs to the finance company so the seller can never have good title.
Therefore you are not technically in law the legal owner.
This means that you can not scrap the vehicle.
You are not responsible for the debt but it is quite possible that the finance came come and repossess the vehicle.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Would there be any way of investigating the finance to see if this could possibly be an admin error, as opposed to fraud, in order that we can then scrap / sell the car
You can write to the finance company concerned and ask to see if the matter was settled.
Would there be any way of investigating the finance to see if there could possibly be just an admin error, as opposed to fraud, in order that we can then sell / scrap the car ? Approx what would this cost & what area would such a case come under if we were trying to find a local solicitor to act on our behalf ?
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It would be dispute resolution
Can I clarify anything?