How do we do it and who gets the money?
February 22, 2013 8:52 AM Subscribe
A two part question about selling a sibling's car in Texas. Logistics of the owner/title holder being out of state and also a consensus of opinions on who gets how much money out of this deal.
posted by magnetsphere to human relations (11 answers total)
Background: My boyfriend's brother moved to California (we are in Texas). Brother left all of his stuff in storage and left his car with Boyfriend to care for as it was unknown if this would be a temporary or permanent move. It is now a permanent move and he no longer needs his car (living in San Francisco).
Part One - Logistics: Brother has the title, can he just sign it (and the other forms) and send it to us and we can sell the car and give everything to the new owner or does brother have to be present for the sale? Or, do you know who I call to find out this information?
Part Two - Money Opinions: Boyfriend has been paying for garage space, car insurance, maintenance, gas, etc. for the past 8 months for this car. He has had use of the car but doesn't NEED the car so this was really a favor to Brother and just something cool for Boyfriend to drive every couple of weeks when he felt like it. So your opinions on who gets what out of the sale?
My opinion is definitely biased. I feel like Brother took advantage of EVERYONE (Parents, Boyfriend, Me - there is more to the story that you can have if you want it but probably isn't relevant) in this move and so he is pissing me off. I do NOT think Boyfriend deserves all of the money from sale or anything like that but I also feel like Brother doesn't deserve all of it either. But, if you guys say, "No, Brother gets all the money" then I'll shut up. Like I said, I'm totally biased.