Selling a Car in Quebec Contract

If you`re looking to sell a car in Quebec, it`s important to have a contract to protect both the buyer and the seller. A contract will outline the terms of the sale and provide a legal document in case there are any disputes in the future. Here`s what you need to know about selling a car in Quebec and creating a contract.

First, it`s important to understand that in Quebec, there are two types of contracts that can be used when selling a car: a private contract (contrat de vente) or a dealer contract (contrat de vente par un commerçant). A dealer contract is required if you`re selling the car as a business or if you`re a private seller who sells more than two cars per year. If you`re selling your personal car as a private seller, you can use a private contract.

When creating a contract, make sure it includes basic information such as the make and model of the car, the year, the VIN number, and the odometer reading. It`s also important to include the purchase price and any conditions of the sale, such as a deposit or payment plan. Both the buyer and the seller should sign the contract.

In Quebec, it`s also required by law to provide a “declaration of seller” (declaration du vendeur) to the buyer. This document states that the seller is the legal owner of the car and that there are no outstanding liens or debts related to the vehicle. The declaration of seller should be signed by both the buyer and the seller.

When selling a car, it`s important to disclose any known defects or issues with the vehicle. This includes any accidents or repairs that have been done. Failure to disclose this information could result in legal action against the seller.

Finally, once the sale is complete, it`s important to transfer the registration and insurance of the car to the new owner. This can be done at a Société de l`assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) office.

In summary, selling a car in Quebec requires a contract to protect both the buyer and the seller. Make sure the contract includes basic information about the car and the conditions of the sale. Provide a declaration of seller and disclose any known defects or issues with the vehicle. And don`t forget to transfer the registration and insurance to the new owner. Following these steps will ensure a smooth and legal sale of your car.