Pennsylvania Statutes Title 12 Pa.C.S.A. Commerce and Trade § 6236. Enforcement

(a) When obligation unenforceable.--An obligation of the buyer of a motor vehicle under an installment sale contract that was consummated in this Commonwealth is not enforceable in this Commonwealth if:

(1) the installment seller was not licensed under this chapter when the seller entered into the contract;  or

(2) the holder was not licensed under this chapter when the holder acquired the contract.

(b) Cancellation of contract;  release of liens.--Upon payment or tender of payment to the holder of the principal amount financed under the contract described in subsection (a), less payments on account of the obligation exclusive of down payment which had been made previously, the buyer under the contract is entitled to:

(1) cancellation of the contract;  and

(2) release of all liens against:

(i) the motor vehicle sold under the contract;  and

(ii) collateral security owned by the buyer or the buyer's surety or guarantor.

(c) Applicability.--This section shall not be construed to prevent the enforcement in this Commonwealth of an obligation arising from the sale of a motor vehicle made outside this Commonwealth under an installment sale contract entered into or executed by the buyer outside this Commonwealth, whether or not the buyer was a resident of this Commonwealth at the time the buyer entered into the contract.

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