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Leased a used vehicle, signed the paperwork, deal was

Leased a used vehicle...

Leased a used vehicle, signed the paperwork, deal was complete, days later the company said that my trade in was undervalued and I needed to sign new paperwork increasing my payment by $220 a month or, I could return the leased vehicle and take mine back.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Texas - trade in is 2015 Lexus (leased to me by the same company 3 years ago)

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I dont think they've filed the paperwork yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The deal was brokered over email and phone- process took days to complete thank you!

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Olivia Kent
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney. Please note this site is general information for educational purposes only and doesn’t constitute not legal advice. You might be offered a phone call, but you are under no obligation to accept; the phone call requests don’t come from me - they’re offered by the website - but if you do want a phone call I’d be happy to do that as well. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

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Did you sign any contracts when you leased your vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I signed all the paperwork.

So there's ZERO legal basis for them to somehow compel you to rewrite the agreement.

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The very fact that they want you to come back and SIGN new paperwork means they can only hold you to new terms if you AGREE to those new terms.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
if they have not filed the paperwork with the DMV yet, can they legally not make the change? Also, we didn't get a copy fo the paperwork, URGHH - I do have the Buyers Tag Receipt.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Can they repo the car? I don't have the paperwork, and don't even know where to send the payment.

They can't repo the car - there's no legal basis for it.

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You could sue them if they did that.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok, great! Would you advise that it's best to hire an attorney at this time? Or should I wait?

I don't think it makes sense to waste money on an attorney unless you absolutely have to.

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If you matter of factly tell them that you have a signed agreement and if they don't honor it you'll sue them that generally goes a long way. THEN if that doesn't work you can seek out an attorney.

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www.martindale.com is a good place to find attorneys.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
THANK YOU VERY MUCH OLIVIA!!! We're in NW Houston - everything & everyone is closed today due to the ice storm. The leasing company has been calling my husband and I non-stop. My husband just got off the phone with them, telling them that we have a contract, the deal is done, and we're not giving the car back. Fingers crossed.

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