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  1. Suman Roy
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Saturday, March 18 2017
I have sold a Maruti 800 of Kolkata registration to someone of Kolkata in 2014, the car was then 14 and 1/2 yrs old. Now it is 16 yrs plus but the person to whom I sold the car doesn't transfer the name to his name and still I am remain the owner in RC.

He is not transferring the name. Now how can I free from the legal ownership of the car?
  Durgapur, West Bengal, India
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Hello,

Suggest to follow below steps to do needful

Recording Sale Details
If you have Smart Phone - Install a Call recording app first
Then call up customer about transfer not done and insist on getting transfer done - record that conversation using recording app available and save that conversation with you for on your Laptop / Mobile SD Card etc.

Give a Reminder Call on Strict Mode to Buyer to transfer RC - about delay

Also - was the payment mode cheque - do you have a cheque copy - if not - take a print out of your bank statement. Keep that 10 rs stamp paper docket with you.

Intimation to RTO
> Form TCR - intimation to RTO - though its ideal to be sent within 15 days of transaction - but as the transfer is not done, theres no harm for making an intimation to RTO of sale done at your end
> Buyer Documents - his ID Proof(PAN Card) and address proof as obtained - even of 1st buyer who bought it from you
> Your documents - ID & Address Proof
> Car RC Smart Card and Insurance Copy

Also - send it through registered post and keep acknowledgement receipt copy with you.

Why Should you Record Conversation and have Documents / Proof Ready of Sale

Risk of not transferring the RC is
> In event of any major contingent event like accident / hit and run etc - Cops will come to you first been the ownership will remain in your name in RTO Records - though you may prove later on that you have sold the car and has delivery note, recording of followups, form tcr intimation as done to RTO

> Any Challan, road offence - if not paid - in likely circumstance will come at your residence address

Follow up Reminders
Send both Registered Post Reminders, Emails and Call - record conversation
Wait for maximum further 1 month to seek buyer to transfer RC.

Next Final Step - Filing Police Complaint
> If Buyer still does not transfer in RC - you can also lodge a police complaint - provided you have all the proofs ready and do not know the buyer personally. In such case - if you suspect that the car can be used for illegal activities as buyer not intentionally transferring RC - you can file a complaint against him including proof of reminders

Hope should help in !!


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