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|19th August 2009, 18:07||#16|
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I think he can forget about recovering costs through the proper channel. He would be better off reporting to the cops and asking them to impound the vehicle. Parking space is valuable today!
My mechanic has a Standard Herald that had come to him for minor work sometime in the 70s or 80s. It belonged to a Dutch lady who was teaching Sanskrit at Pune university. Rumour has it she went to jail in a drug peddling bust. Remains of the car still lie in his plot, hoping someday the owner will come back to collect the car. Now that is an honest and upright mechanic!
Today the heap is barely recognisable as a car, these pictures are a few years old.
|20th August 2009, 10:28||#19|
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|20th August 2009, 11:20||#21|
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Guys, with legal matters, you'd rather be safe than sorry. I'd file a report with the cops and have them tow the car away.
|21st August 2009, 11:07||#22|
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I think exercising the mechanics lien is the best way forward. Send a legal notice to the last known address - and then scrap the car for value towards work done, etc. (attempting to sell it will be complicated for lack of original papers etc). Let his legal notice clearly state that it will be scrapped towards recovery of dues.
5 years is long enough (- A person missing for 7 years can be declared officially dead IIRC)
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