How do I sell a car with finance outstanding on it

My father-in-law bought a brand new VW Passat about 18 months ago on finance.

Sadly, he was recently diagnosed with a serious illness and will no longer be able to drive so we need to get rid of the car. I've never bought a car on finance before so have no idea how we go about dealing with this.

I realise there will be detail that will depend on the small print in the contract but is it possible to give me a general overview as to how to deal with the finance so we can sell or P/X the car?

Asked on 28 December 2013 by magicmonkey

Answered by Honest John
Before you can sell the car (which belongs to the finance company) you have to pay off the finance. So the finance company is your first point of contact.
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