Have you bought a motor vehicle under a hire-purchase, lease, or hypothecation agreement with a bank or other financier? The RC or the Registration Certificate of the vehicle will then have the financier's name on it. It is here that Form 35 comes into the picture. After repaying the loan amount, you must submit this form to remove the financier's name from the Registration Certificate.
For the uninitiated, Form 28 is similar to a No Objection Certificate from the Regional Transport Office. However, this form acts as a No Objection Certificate from the financier where the vehicle was financed for purchase.
It is imperative to remember that the form is only essential if you have bought the vehicle through a bank loan. The form is mandatory for the completion of the selling process. After filling out the form, you must take it to the RTO to eliminate the word "Hypothecation" from the vehicle's certificate.
Who requires Form 35?
Only those parties should fill up Form 35 who had earlier signed the hypothecation/lease/purchase-car hire agreement. Also, they now wish to end the agreement based on mutual consent. It would be best if you remembered that only a vehicle owner might apply to make a fresh entry in the Vehicle Registration Certificate.
Steps for filling up Form 35
There are two separate parts in this form. The first part is called the introductory part, and the other is known as the concluding part.
- You must mention information about the registered owner and the financer in the first part.
- One has to mention that the agreement is being terminated.
- Write the name of the RTO on the form's top-left corner. Mention the RTO where the vehicle was registered.
- Write the number of your vehicle as mentioned on the RC.
- Next, you have to sign this application form.
- The financier must also put their thumb impression or signature on the form.
- The registering authority's representative will enter the address of the RTO and the reference number in the second part. The date when the agreement was terminated must also be entered on the form.
- Finally, the RTO authority has to sign this form and put the date. They must also write the financer's name and the registering authority.
Which documents should be provided with Form 35?
The registered owner's identity proof- you can submit any of the following documents:
- Ration Card
- PAN Card
- Voter's ID Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Agreement-Vehicle's Registration Certificate
- Hypothecation, lease, or hire-purchase
What is hypothecation removal?
Banks and financial institutions have developed easy and attractive EMI schemes for reasonable interests. Thus, purchasing a motor vehicle is a simple and easy process these days.
Yet, not many people are aware that until their EMIs continue, the vehicle is the legal property of the financial institution/creditor. Thus, when you have finished paying your loan, ensure that the "hypothecation" is removed from the vehicle's Registration Certificate.
Termination process for car hypothecation
The removal of car hypothecation is considered a legal application, which ends the control of the lending institution/financer over a vehicle. The vehicle's ownership is transferred from the financer to the owner. Thus, it is important to remove this from your Registration Certificate. A visit to the RTO office in your locality is necessary to terminate the HP.
Once the hypothecation removal procedure is complete, the Regional Transport Office will provide a fresh Registration Certificate book in the vehicle owner's name, mentioning their complete ownership.
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