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HOW TO buy a vehicle on behalf of another person

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HOW TO buy a vehicle on behalf of another person

I want to buy a car on behalf of a family member who is coming back to Canada next year. I plan to buy a particular vehicle in Montreal (Quebec)., and then transfer it over to her name in Ontario.


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Not sure what the rules are in ON but if you were trying to do this in BC, you would need a valid Power of Attorney.
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Cash or financing?
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Getbread wrote: I want to buy a car on behalf of a family member who is coming back to Canada next year. I plan to buy a particular vehicle in Montreal (Quebec)., and then transfer it over to her name in Ontario.


Thank you.
Step 1: Buy car
Step 2: Transfer car ownership
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That means I have to put insurance on it until he comes.
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What if I just sign the ownership papers under his name , he's arranging insurance anyway
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chenwaa123 wrote: Not sure what the rules are in ON but if you were trying to do this in BC, you would need a valid Power of Attorney.
This means I have to get a lawyer right?

What if I just get a signed letter stating that he wants me to buy the car in his name?
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Getbread wrote: This means I have to get a lawyer right?

What if I just get a signed letter stating that he wants me to buy the car in his name?
You really think that would work? Literally anyone can just forge a letter. At least with a power of attorney, the law office is on the line for anything that happens.
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Getbread wrote: This means I have to get a lawyer right?

What if I just get a signed letter stating that he wants me to buy the car in his name?
You can do whatever you like. Whether you can do it legally is another question. There’s limits on what you can do under someone’s name.

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Getbread wrote: This means I have to get a lawyer right?

What if I just get a signed letter stating that he wants me to buy the car in his name?
I'm not a Lawyer, but I think a POA can be created by a Notary or Lawyer. However, your friend will need to do this and then name you as the person on the POA that can act on his/her behalf. Probably best to just wait until they are here in Canada with valid ID
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Getbread wrote: I plan to buy a particular vehicle in Montreal (Quebec)., and then transfer it over to her name in Ontario.
Likely you will double the sales taxes that way. Pay once on purchase, pay again on transfer.
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Getbread wrote: I want to buy a car on behalf of a family member who is coming back to Canada next year. I plan to buy a particular vehicle in Montreal (Quebec)., and then transfer it over to her name in Ontario.


Thank you.
What's the angle for doing this? Car is a depreciating asset, why buy it and not use it?

Or are you buying used and there's a good one on market right now?
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Getbread wrote: I want to buy a car on behalf of a family member who is coming back to Canada next year. I plan to buy a particular vehicle in Montreal (Quebec)., and then transfer it over to her name in Ontario.
Thank you.
You would buy a car now, not doing anything with it for more than half a year, then give him/her the car?
Is this some kind of exotic, rare super car that he/she can't wait to get it himself/herself?

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