Why is public lien information displayed on CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Reports?
Modified on: Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 at 8:32 AM
- In Canada, lien information is publicly accessible through sources such as PPSA.ca (fees apply).
- When you search for a lien, it could return details such as the lien holder's name, address, the company who financed the lien, etc.
- When a lien is granted, the individual who signs the documentation is noting that it is public information, and they are acknowledging that the lien can be searched for.
- It’s important to note that a lien is attached to the vehicle, not the individual. So, when buying a used vehicle, it's important that buyers are aware of any outstanding liens so that they don’t get stuck with someone else’s debt.
- If you find out there is a lien on a vehicle you intend to purchase, don’t worry. They are easy to clear before you take possession. We have instructions on our website that you can follow.
- If you have any other questions on why certain details are being displayed in the lien information, we recommend you reach out to the secured party who financed the lien.
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