I went with a friend to buy a car. When it comes time to pay at the finance
department, the contract contains a $35 doc fee that was never mentioned
before. According to state law, the doc fee must be
"disclosed in writing to a prospective purchaser or lessee before the
execution of a purchase and sale or lease agreement"
complete text is in section 2b here:
So when the fee finally appeared in the contract, is this considered "before
the execution of a purchase agreement"? It feels more like *during* the
execution of a sales agreement, but I'm no lawyer.
How do you define "before the execution of a purchase agreement"? Is it
before the form is shown? Before it is signed? Before we entered the finance