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    hey all,
    i am looking to buy a cheap second hand car in qld and the seller of the car is not the owner. the car seems OK but the owner is a foreign student who has gone home due to COVID, the seller is his old landlord/guest house guy. is this dodgy? the student has already filled out the rego transfer paperwork and a blank receipt. i have done a PPSR search and it came back clean, and there isn't much rego left so it's not so much about the value of the rego, i just don't want to deal with the fk around of someone trying to take back the car.
    keen to hear what the PF brains trust thinks..
    cheers,
    dan

    #2
    if the search came up clean and the paperwork is ready to go theres not much more you can do i guess.

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      #3
      that one more receipt and rego transfer form than what i'm usually left with...

      it'll be fine.

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        #4
        Bought and sold cars this way. Always works well. go for it.

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          #5
          I've helped with buying and selling cars for back packers that come through my work so I know situations like this happen fairly often.

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            #6
            Try to either speak with or email the owner to verify. If I was a landlord owed rent, I would be tempted to sell an ex tenants car using the rego slip etc I received in the mail.

            Just sayin'
            .

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              #7
              Originally posted by Spammy View Post
              Try to either speak with or email the owner to verify. If I was a landlord owed rent, I would be tempted to sell an ex tenants car using the rego slip etc I received in the mail.

              Just sayin'
              Qld you don't need a rego slip to transfer but you do need the owner's customer ID aka licence number and a few other details. If he's pre-filled the transfer forms then that's all that's needed.

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                #8
                I had to sell my BILs car for him after he moved overseas (now stuck in Sri Lanka due to COVID, surfing everyday, smoking weed and smashing backpackers - tough life). He had left me the rego papers but were unsigned.

                I ended up sending the rego papers to him for him to sign to and send back to me so I could transfer the car into my name to make for an easier sale. As long as the PPSR checks are coming back clear I can’t see it being a huge issue.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ifuckingloveCUM!!! View Post
                  I had to sell my BILs car for him after he moved overseas (now stuck in Sri Lanka due to COVID, surfing everyday, smoking weed and smashing backpackers - tough life). He had left me the rego papers but were unsigned.

                  I ended up sending the rego papers to him for him to sign to and send back to me so I could transfer the car into my name to make for an easier sale. As long as the PPSR checks are coming back clear I can’t see it being a huge issue.
                  Agreed and also solid username/10

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                    #10
                    thanks all for the advice and reassurance

                    spammy agree with you but he couldnt get a hold of the bloke. ended up getting the guy i dealt with to write me out his own receipt for the cash, and took a photo of his drivers license.

                    it doesnt sound like old mate is coming home from the subcontinent so i think i'll be OK.

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                      #11
                      for what it's worth rego transferred fine at the transport department and i haven't had any uber drivers turn up on my doorstep asking for their car back yet....

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