How Do You Sell the Car of a Deceased Relative?

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Can You Sell the Car of a Dead Relative?

A death in the family is always tragic – but deciding what to do with your loved one’s property can be a struggle for many families. There are a lot of questions that come up when it comes to that property and many people want to know – can you sell the car of a dead relative? How do you sell a car for a deceased family member? We can help you answer these questions and more at The Car Depot in Birmingham, AL.

How To Sell a Car for a Dead Relative

When a family member or friend dies, the grief process is the focus – but what to do with the stuff can get lost in the emotional chaos. We know it is not easy to deal with the material things, but it needs to be done at some point. Do you have a car, truck or SUV that you need to decide if you want to sell? There are a lot of aspects of that process that can be difficult to understand and we can help at The Car Depot. 

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The process – in many cases – is dictated by the will of the deceased or the estate planning. When an Executor of the Estate or a beneficiary is named in the will, that individual has the legal ability to sell a car, truck or SUV. In the event that the estate goes to Probate, a court will determine close relatives and name an Executor of the Estate. There are still a few more steps you need to take to sell the car – here is a closer look at what you need to complete the process. 

  • Vehicle Title
  • Death Certificate
  • Notarized Next of Kin Form
  • Bill of Sale or Gift Affidavit
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Vehicle Title Signed by the Executor of the Estate – in Probate
  • Letters of Testamency or Letters of Administration – in Probate

READ MORE: Do All Title Holders Need to Be Present to Sell Your Car?

Have you had a death in the family? You may want to know – can you sell the car of a dead relative? We can help you through the process at The Car Depot. Contact us today and we can give you a quick and accurate estimate for your car, truck or SUV!

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