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Good Morning, I'm not sure if this is the right area to pose this question, but I have a situation with my parking garage where I've kept my car for over twenty five years. This past April my sister passed from cancer and I was her care giver. I let a few months go pass because I was unable to pay the garage bill which is now over eleven hundered dollars. I received a call last week from the company indicating they were going to have the marshalls pick up my car. It's a 1978 Cadillac Baritz complete with 8 track, CB Radio, and sun roof, and has only 70,000 miles on it since it belonged to my husband who passed away in 1982. I wanted to keep it for emotional reason, however that's no longer possible. My question is do they have the right to keep the entire proceeds form the auction, or am I corrrect in requesting that the balance after expenses be returned to me. Is there a section in leasing law that covers this?

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Law Girl replied 6 years ago.
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Are there any loans, liens or encumbrances on the vehicle?

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Expert:  Law Girl replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

To the extent that there are no liens or encumbrances and the vehicle is legally sold at auction to cover the outstanding garage bill, any amount covered in excess of the garage bill (and the costs they incurred in auctioning the vehicle), should be given to you.

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