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I bud a car week ego, & register to my name in DMV will take

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I bud a car week ego, & register to my name in DMV will take two weeks to get new car title,I wanna sell it to my freand should I wait to get a title or I can sell it wit out title, he can get insurance by he's own & drive until I get title, what is the best way I can sell my car in this situation? Thanks ralph
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. Although you can sell the car without the title if the other person will buy it without seeing the title, there are some issues for both of you in doing this. First, the other party cannot register the car in their name without the title. This not only means that the car is not legally theirs from a title perspective, but also, you would still be the liable party should the vehicle be involved in an "at fault" accident. Liability follows vehicle ownership, not the driver. So, from that perspective you might want to wait until you can transfer title to hand over the keys to the vehicle. But, technically you can exchange money and keys.

Please let me know if you need any clarification.

Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.
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