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can a repo man open a closed gate
Yes. If he has a repo order, it is no longer YOUR truck.
If it's open access, yes. They cannot crash a locked gate or enter a building without permission.
Laws vary by jurisdiction... they can never force their way into a locked building, enter any vehicle other than the one they're repossessing, or open a locked gate... in most jurisdictions, they can open an unlocked gate, so long as they do it within the laws requiring peaceful repossession.
WE ACTUALLY HAVE A REPO T.V. SHOW. IF YOUR GATE IS LOCKED THEY CAN'T ENTER. IF YOU GET IN THE CAR THE CAN'T TAKE THE CAR, THAT'S KIDNAPPING (BEING MOVED 3 FEET BEYOND YOU WILL). THEY CAN CALL THE POLICE. YES THE POLICE WILL BE ON THE SCENE WHILE THE REPO MAN DO HIS JOB.
Trick question, huh? What is your idea of 'secured' gate? Why would they want to make "contact"? The lender has been trying to "make contact" for how long? No responce to "make contact". Repomen get paid to pull iron, NOT make contact. No candy for you. Sorri
Chances are the cops at the gate will escort the repo man to your car and let them take it.
A repo man is not allowed to move a vehicle or open gate or anything to get what he wants. If the garage dor was open it would be a different story. depending on the state a repo man can open a garage door to get collateral as long as he does not committ another crim in the process! i know Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee you can for sure.... Michigan i think it depends on how the loan was writen! In NJ, they cannot.If the car is in sight and where they can tow it, that is, without damage to the property. They cannot sneak around the property looking for the vehicle.
READ your contract for details. They had to pay the repoman to go to the gate, to find you, its a fee incurred to service your account while in default.
Any business is hard work to open so a repo business would be hard to open as well.