2013 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE AND INVESTMENTS
Chapter 67 - LOANS
Article 9 - TITLE PLEDGE ACT
§ 75-67-411 - Right to redeem pledged property; failure to redeem


MS Code § 75-67-411 (2013) What's This?

(1) A pledgor shall have no obligation to redeem pledged property or make any payment on a title pledge transaction. Upon the pledgor's failure to redeem the pledged property on or before the maturity date of the title pledge agreement or any extension or continuation thereof, the title pledge lender has the right to take possession of the titled personal property and to exercise a power of attorney to transfer title to the pledged property. In taking possession, the title pledge lender or his agent may proceed without judicial process if this can be done without breach of the peace; or, if necessary, may proceed by action to obtain judicial process.

(2) If, within thirty (30) days after the maturity date, the pledgor redeems the pledged property by paying all outstanding principal, interest and other customary fees, the pledgor shall be given possession of the titled personal property and the pledged property without further charge.

(3) If the pledgor fails to redeem the pledged property during the thirty-day period provided in subsection (2) of this section, then the pledgor shall thereby forfeit all right, title and interest in and to the titled personal property and the pledged property to the title pledge lender who shall thereby acquire an absolute right of title and ownership to the titled personal property. The title pledge lender shall then have the sole right and authority to sell or dispose of the titled personal property.

(4) Notwithstanding anything in the preceding subsections of this section, the pledgor shall have three (3) business days after the title pledge lender has taken possession of the titled personal property to redeem the property by paying the amount of the unpaid principal balance, the delinquent service charge and the actual cost of the repossession. The cost of repossession shall include towing charges, storage charges paid to a third party and repairs made to the property to render it operable.

(5) If the property is sold after the three-business-day period, the title pledge lender shall return to the pledgor eighty-five percent (85%) of the amount received from the sale above the amount of the unpaid principal balance, the delinquent service charge, the actual cost of the repossession and a sales fee of One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00). However, any titled personal property that is deemed to be salvage by the title pledge lender may be sold or otherwise disposed of immediately upon repossession.

(6) The title pledge transaction form shall contain a provision written in boldface type of at least fourteen (14) point size that notifies the pledgor that the titled personal property is subject to sale at any time after the three-business-day period has expired, unless the property is deemed to be salvage by the title pledge lender, in which case the property may be sold or otherwise disposed of immediately. The transaction form shall have a space located near that provision that the pledgor must initial.

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