Car resellers often bypass the official registration of sales, do not enter transaction data into the purchase and sale agreement and do not register changes in transport documents, the lawyer said Victoria Sitdikova in an interview with NEWS.ru.
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She emphasized that what is often offered on the car market is not the vehicles that belong to the official owners according to PTS and STS, but cars owned by resellers.
The practice is that a reseller, purchasing a car at a lower price, introduces himself as the official owner and resells the car at a higher price. At the same time, he avoids paperwork, does not register the transaction and does not enter his data into the PTS and STS. This creates a more attractive environment for potential buyers, for example by providing information that the car has had only one previous owner.
Lawyer Sitdikova’s advice is that before purchasing a car from a private person, demand the official owner’s passport and carefully check the data in the documents. This will help ensure that the vehicle is being purchased from the original legal owner and avoid potential problems associated with unofficial transactions and failure to record changes in transport documents.