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Buying car without a contract

Hello,

I'm about to buy a second hand car and I made terms with the seller for a certain price. He gave me his Fahrzeugausweis so that I can register the car on Monday to my name. After I get the new plates and the Fahrzeugausweis, I will meet him to get the car and pay him the money. The car is in his wife's name. So far I haven't payed him anything and we haven't made a contract either.
Could this cause any problems for us?
Could it be that the car has some legal problems or has certain tax debts which would be transferred to us?
Also will the registration office directly change the ownership without a contract?

Thanks.
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Re: Buying car without a contract

If the car is not too expensive and you are confident that it's good, then why not?

On the positive side: no cotract means also no warranty exclusion.
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Old 13.04.2019, 15:38
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Re: Buying car without a contract

There is no such thing as a sale without contractů you decided to not write it down, which is completely normal in CH. So the standard laws apply...
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Could this cause any problems for us?
No.

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Could it be that the car has some legal problems or has certain tax debts which would be transferred to us?
No, cars don't have legal problems nor debts.

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Also will the registration office directly change the ownership without a contract?
Yes, this is normal.

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Old 13.04.2019, 17:25
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Also will the registration office directly change the ownership without a contract?.
The registration office does not care about nor deals with ownership- The person named in the gray card is the holder. The holder can, but does not have to be the owner.
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