Thank you for the additional information. The terms and conditions in the purchase and sale agreement are going to control. If he had one year to obtain the vehicle and he did not, it does not mean that the car automatically belongs to the new owner and title
changes hands, unless there was a clause or default provision that stated otherwise. It would be at this time that the new owner could 1) try and charge and obtain a storage fee from the old owner, since the car has yet to be obtained or 2) try and make a claim that the vehicle was abandoned and go through the legal process to transfer title and obtain ownership. However, if the owner is trying to get the car at this time, it should be allowed to, less and claim the new owner wants to make for storage or any other "damages" suffered, as a result of the contract
being broken. Granted the car should have been removed and the owner should not have wait four months after the time but he is still the legal owner and should be able to obtain it. If not, then legal proceeds would need to take place, which appear to be unnecessary when this can be settled. Seeing how the car was legally allowed to be stored for a year, that would not be considered in the time for abandonment. Moreover, once the time pasted, the new owner should have tried to contact the owner of the car to see his intent on claiming it. If efforts were made to try and obtain the car and/or notice was given that the owner would still get it, there would likely be a valid defenses that it was not abandoned but the court would want to know why the car was not taken once the year expired.
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