The Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA) provides protections for consumers in Wisconsin, including those facing repossession. Under the WCA, lenders must follow specific procedures when repossessing a vehicle to ensure that the process is fair and transparent. You can always schedule a free consultation with Attorney Nate DeLadurantey and he would be happy to answer your questions! Meanwhile, here are a few ideas:
Some key provisions of the WCA related to repossession include:
Right to cure: Before a lender can repossess a vehicle, they must provide the borrower with notice of default and an opportunity to "cure" the default by bringing the account current or otherwise resolving the issue.
Notice of sale: If the lender does repossess the vehicle, they must provide the borrower with notice of the intended sale at least 10 days before the sale is scheduled to take place.
Notice of deficiency: If the sale proceeds are not enough to cover the outstanding balance on the loan, the lender must provide the borrower with notice of the deficiency and an opportunity to dispute the amount owed.
Redemption rights: In some cases, the borrower may have the right to redeem the vehicle by paying off the entire balance of the loan, including any fees or costs associated with repossession.
If you are facing repossession in Wisconsin, it's important to understand your rights under the WCA and to take action as soon as possible to protect your interests. You may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in consumer law for guidance on how to proceed.
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