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In order to protect both the Buyer and Seller when exchanging property, most people use a legal form known as a Bill of Sale. This binding document, once filed, identifies the person who sold the property and the individual who bought the property, usually a vehicle, boat or other item requiring proof of ownership.
An affidavit is a document that is voluntary and written as a sworn statement of fact. If you make this type of statement, you will swear to its validity by taking an oath before a legally recognized party such as a notary public. In other words, you are swearing that your written statement is the truth.
A bailment agreement is a legal agreement that involves one person having physical possession of another person?s property. Ownership is not transferred. Instead, the item in question is temporarily held. For example, if a car is left at your repair shop, the mechanics are temporarily retaining your property. A bailment agreement protects both of you, the bailor, and the bailee.
A Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale is a document that acknowledges that a seller of a car, truck or other motor vehicle has received a down payment from a buyer for the purpose of transferring the vehicle's title from one party to another in a sales transaction. A bill of sale protects you from potential legal problems regarding ownership questions.
When you move to a new address, one of the most important items to remember is to notify all relevant individuals, utility companies, banks and government agencies of your change of address and the date of the move with a Change of Address Notification form. Take care of these notifications at least two weeks in advance.
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