I have outstanding finance owing against my van, can you still buy it?

This is a very common question, as many van owners needed to take out finance when buying their van. Read below to learn the circumstances under which We Buy Broken Vans can buy your van even if it has outstanding finance.

It’s necessary for any finance to be settled before we can buy your van

What is meant by outstanding finance?

Outstanding finance is a frequently used phrase in the used vans sales industry. This is a phrase used to describe where the owner still owes money to a finance company from the original purchase of the van.

Selling a car with outstanding finance is fraud

Where money is owed to a finance company and a van is sold (whether innocently or deliberately) this is fraud. The new van buyer won’t own the van as legally this is still owned by the finance company. Therefore, it is critical for owners to declare whether there is outstanding finance during discussions with us. We will complete checks if there is outstanding finance anyway, but owner declarations help the process greatly.

The process for us buying vans with outstanding finance

Our process for buying a van with outstanding finance is detailed below:
• Declaration – Van owner declares to us that there is outstanding finance on the van
• Finance Company contact – Once we have finance company details we contact them and pay all outstanding finance. Two potential scenarios arise now for van owners:
o Where o/s finance is higher than online valuation – We need a payment from you
o Where o/s finance is less than online valuation – We pay you the difference (e.g. if we paid £3000 for a van with £1000 o/s finance, we would send you £2,000)
• Usual process applies – once the finance is paid our usual process will apply. Note: We Buy Broken Vans will never buy a van, without clearing outstanding finance, as this is illegal

Sell your van to We Buy Broken Vans Today

We hope this FAQ has answered all of your questions about how we buy vans, even if they have outstanding finance. If not, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0121 285 9859 or 07582 859 859, we can answer any questions you may still have. Sell your van to us in just 2-3 days after the finance has been settled.

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