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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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I brought a car we agreed on a price and when I payed the

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I brought a car we agreed on a price and when I payed the price but he has not given me the rego papers for the car and now he went to RTA and Reported the plates on the car stolen what can I do he told me the only way I get the papers for the car is if I pay him more money
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advice but a guide to assist you.

Was it a private sale?

You have to call the police and report it.

Was the car stolen or just the plates?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was private sale I brought the car from my brother in law I went to the police and they said they can't do anything about it because it is not a criminal act and the plates were stolen
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

The stolen plates are a criminal act

Have you confirmed if the plates belong to the car?

You can sue him for the money you paid him.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the plates are for the car and last week my sister sent me a picture message showing he got new plates for the car but he won't give me the plates or the paper work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent him the money through the bank
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Evening

Has the RTA advised you about the new plates?

This is very important.