Semi-Abandoned Car, how to proceed?
April 3, 2012 10:43 AM Subscribe
Helping a guy down on his luck, who knew someone who knew someone who I knew, I agreed to let him store a car on my property for an undefined time. The car was brought in on a flatbed, and placed. Two years later, we can no longer store the car, and need to figure out what to do. The owner has no money to pay to store it anywhere, and no place of his own to keep it. What can I do to a) find a new home for this car, b) make sure it doesn't stay here indefinitely?
posted by daboo to law & government (20 answers total)
The owner knew someone who knew someone who knew me, and I agreed to store his older car. He's a cancer survivor, and has been financially crippled by the ordeal. He's presently living out of his van, and has no place to put this car. I've tried asking around, and posted requests for help on Craigslist, but no one has expressed interest. I've given him a deadline of May 1st to find a new home for the car, although I'm not sure what to do when that deadline arrives. Do I report the vehicle as abandoned? It has great sentimental value to him, and he doesn't want to sell it or junk it, but that may be the only option. I don't want to kick this guy while he's down, but I can't keep it here any longer. I appreciate any thoughts on the matter.