Title

Asked by May 21, 2017 at 01:31 PM

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

So I bought a vehicle from a private owner and I signed
my name on it on the buyer the title is still In his name I
have insurance on it and have signed it if I wanted to sell
the. Vehicle could I and just have the new person sign
below on the next opening or would I have to have it
transferred into my name none of the information is filled
out besides my name. Being printed and signed on the
title

4 Answers

27,035

Each state is different, that said, only the person listed as the owner can sign over the title to a new buyer. Since you already signed the buyer portion, then you have to complete the transfer and get a title in your name before you can sell it to someone else. Chances are the title bureau already has notice that you are the owner, or the previous owner filed paperwork notifying them of the transfer (whether you ever completed the transfer on your end or not). What you are describing doing sounds a lot like "curb-stoning." Illicit car dealers do this as a way to evade paying title transfer fees and taxes when flipping cars. It is illegal.

I live in Georgia and I wanted to flip the truck but if I have to get it in my name then I will but I fill like I've been threw his before where I signed below on a title and it was fine I took it to the tag office and there was no issue getting me my new title

27,035

If you sell it with it still titled in the previous owner's name, that is illegal (Google "curbstoning"). People can get away with that, if the seller/buyer are lax in getting it properly notarized, it all comes down to the title bureau. I'm betting that If you've already filled in the "buyer" line on the title you're not going to be able to do this.

If you sell the car without the title in your name, that is considered title jumping. Title jumping is illegal in every state. Yes, title jumping does happen all the time and no one gets caught. That said, +1 to KenF...if you've already written on the title....

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