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I purchased an automobile Aug.16 2011 in Kentucky I asked

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I purchased an automobile Aug.16 2011 in Kentucky I asked the guy if it had a clean title he said yes I got the tiltle in the mail Aug.27,2011 it has a rebuilt title and I cannot register it in the state of tn where I live before I bought the vehicle i even asked if it had been wrecked and they said no other than hitting a dog and put a small dent on the hood . What legal action can I take in getting my money back?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.

WebLaw :

*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.*

WebLaw :

Unfortunately there is not an automatic right of rescission on vehicle purchases. Therefore, absent language to the contrary in the contract or deposit statement, you would not have a right to rescind nor renegotiate the contract. This is true even if you had not taken possession of the vehicle.

That said, there are a myriad of reasons to justify rescinding a contract to purchase or lease a new or used automobile. Basically, the law allows an automobile purchase to be rescinded if it is based upon fraud, mistake, or significant non-disclosure or concealment. An undisclosed rebuilt title would typically fall into this category and you may file an action to rescind the purchase

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