Logbook loan repossession
If a logbook loan has defaulted, the creditor can repossess your car. They must wait a minimum of five days after the account has defaulted before they can take the vehicle away. They don’t need to take you to court to do this.
They’ll usually tow away the vehicle. There are no limits on the time they can do this, so they may arrive late at night or very early in the morning. This is normally done by specialist debt collectors or bailiffs (enforcement agents), and they can use force to repossess the vehicle.
Extra charges will usually be added to your debt to cover the costs of removal.
After the logbook loan company has taken your vehicle they’ll auction it. If the sale price at auction isn’t enough to cover the whole debt, you’ll have to pay the ‘shortfall’. You can treat this like any other non-priority debt, like credit cards and personal loans, and offer to pay it back in instalments at an amount you can afford.
If the sale price of the vehicle is more than the total you owe, the difference must be paid back to you.