There are times when a creditor can take your property without suing you first. When a creditor does this, it's called repossession. Many people have heard of car repos. But in certain situations, creditors can also take your household appliances, large screen TV, or any other item of property that serves as security for a loan.
The key to repossession lies in secured debt -- the property must serve as collateral as payment for a loan or other debt.
Below you'll find articles explaining when creditors can repossess property, how particular items are repossessed, and what happens if you still owe money after the creditor takes and sells your property (called a deficiency balance).