HAULIERS WHOSE TRUCKS ARE SEIZED BY BORDER FORCE FACE EVEN GREATER COSTS IF THEY ARE LEASED, WARNS LAWYER

Commercial Motor on 16th July reported that the warning follows a case in which a Dover business had its leased Mercedes-Benz truck seized by Border Force officials at the Port of Dover in December last year and has yet to have it returned.  While the lease company involved waived its fees after 6 months, and is currently helping the company in its attempts to have the truck returned, a road transport lawyer has warned that not all leasing firms are so understanding, and that more finance agreements contain provisions allowing the lessee to require the return of financed vehicles or require lessors to pay up all money owed immediately – and this can sometimes be applied to all of the vehicles it hires, even if only one has been seized.

https://www.commercialmotor.com/news/compliance/hauliers-whose-trucks-are-seized-border-force-face-even-greater-costs-if-they-are

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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