Can I sell a deceased relatives car?
We realize this can be an incredibly emotional and stressful time. Our vehicle purchaser will endeavor to make the process as quick and hassle-free as possible for you.
Looking to sell an Estate vehicle?
If you need to sell a car of an owner who is deceased, you need to know something about the laws in the jurisdiction that you are in. This will help you determine what happens to the vehicle once the death occurs and also determine who holds the ownership of the vehicle. If you wish to sell a car of a deceased owner in Toronto, you can call us : 647-839-7600
The Vehicle Will Pass into the Estate
A Will would appoint an executor to deal with estate matters and might even specifically set out what is to be done with the vehicles when a person dies. In many situations the vehicle will pass into the estate of the passed owner to be distributed among its heirs or beneficiaries of the estate. A will, or other legal document will set forth how property is distributed within the estate. This is the first place you should when making the decision if you are the one who should sell the car.
Dying Without A Will
Without a Will, the person handling the estate must find another way to prove they are entitled to the vehicles. A fairly simple way to do this is to get a letter of opinion drafted by a lawyer to take to the Ministry of Transportation office. This letter would set out that person’s specific claim to the vehicles (usually that they are the spouse of the deceased person, or the person entitled to be appointed executor of the estate) as well as a specific description of the vehicles to be transferred. This “spousal declaration” is a fairly common letter that the Ministry of Transportation routinely accepts to deal with the issue of an intestate person dying while owning vehicles.