How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Alex J. Your Own Question
Alex J.
Alex J., Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 3840
Experience:  Solicitors 2 years plus PQE
Type Your Law Question Here...
Alex J. is online now

My daughter's boyfriend bought her a car as an early Christmas

This answer was rated:

My daughter's boyfriend bought her a car as an early Christmas present. The log book and all the paper work is in my daughter's name. However the relationship fell apart. The boyfriend took out a hire purchase agreement in his name. Who is now responsible for the debt and can the car be taken away from her by bailiffs?
I would be grateful for your advice
Hi. Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. The debt and finance is the boyfriends responsibility. Your daughter is not liable for the debt unless she signed the finance document as well. I am afraid that the finance will likely have security over the car so if it is not paid, the finance company will be able to take it away - I would need the finance document to confirm his but it is normal practice. Does your daughter want to keep the car? If the boyfriend stops paying it will damage his credit record. Kind regards AJ
Alex J. and other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. She did not sign anything with regards ***** ***** finance agreement. She would like to keep the car. I think the loss of the boyfriends credit rating is immaterial.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am afraid that it is not possible to get a copy of the agreement from the boyfrien.