Hey, I have a car in my garage from a ex-housemate/ex-friend which he has abandoned completely ( abandoned property?). I have made over 4 attempts to contact him to ask him what he wants to do with it and to organise to have it taken care of by both text message and email. He gave no response. The reason he no longer lives with me is because I caught him stealing from me and believe he stole a fair bit of cash and pawned a few valuable tools and other items before I caught on. He also owed some weeks in board/bills. The car has been in my garage for just over a year now. Where I have looked after it as best I can, keeping it clean, running it for 15 - 20 min every week and even paid a lot of registration for it so it didn't lapse. But that is over now and I believe the registration is cancelled. The car is quite valuable and always suspected he had financed it through a car loan. I always thought one day someone would come wanting to reposes the car - but they never did. I found out about the PPS check and the Revs check recently which I found the bank who 'mortgaged' the vehicle. I called them and explained the situation and asked what they suggested to do, they didn't have any clear response but they asked me if I want them to come and get the car from me. I spoke with them and explained that I lost money and am still owed money from my ex-housemate/ex-friend and I'd like to work in some sort of deal for the proceedings from the sale/auction of the car I suspected they'd be doing to firstly pay of his debt with me. They said they wouldn't do that. I also asked and they wouldn't give me any information on anything due to privacy laws. I want to know what I can do, what my options are. Can I organise a auction under some laws I've seen on the RTA website relating to abandoned goods from tenants? Can after a set time I claim the car, or apply to? Can I make a claim in court to have my debt paid first from the proceedings? It doesn't cause me to much hassle for it to be kept where it is, but I don't want to keep it here in vain and have nothing come of it, in other words if I have or will never have any rights to the car or to any sale or proceedings from it even far in the future, then I'd give it to the banks to deal with.