What Do I Do With V5c When I Buy A Car?

What do I do with my v5c when I scrap my car?

Legally, you do not need to have the V5C document to scrap a car.

Usually, to replace a V5C document you have to apply to the DVLA and pay a fee of £25.

However when scrapping your vehicle, you can simply notify DVLA to let them know you have sold the vehicle to the trade as scrap..

Can I sell my car with a v5c?

The V5C, also known as the registration document or log book and commonly shortened to V5, is the document that legally registers and proves ownership of a vehicle. When you sell your car, you’ll need the V5C to be transferred to the new owner, or they won’t be able to register for vehicle tax.

Do I need to tell the DVLA if I scrap my car?

When your vehicle is collected be sure to pass on your vehicle log book (V5C) form and keep the yellow slip V5C/3 from it. This is so you can inform the DVLA that the vehicle has been put to scrap. You must inform the DVLA if you scrap your vehicle. Failure to do so can result in a £1000 fine.

How long does it take to get a v5 after buying a car?

two to four weeksThe buyer should receive their new V5C within two to four weeks. If the new V5C fails to arrive, you can download a V62 ‘application for a vehicle registration certificate’ form or pick one up from a Post Office.

How much is a new v5?

If you weren’t given a green ‘new keeper’ slip and the vehicle seller did not have the log book details needed to notify the DVLA of the transfer of ownership, you can send off for a new V5C yourself using a V62 form. In this case, you will need to pay the £25 fee usually payable for ordering a replacement.

How do you let DVLA know car is sold?

You can contact the DVLA to let them know you’ve sold your car by completing the relevant section of the V5C log book for a private sale (Sections 6 and 8). Or for a sale or transfer to a motor trader, insurer or dismantler (Section 9). You then need to post the correct section to the DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BD.

Is it OK to buy a car without a v5?

The advice from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is that you should never buy a car without a V5 logbook, because the car could have been stolen, written off or have finance owing on it, or the seller might not legally be entitled to sell it.

What happens if you buy a car without a v5?

Another reason for a seller to not have the V5 document is if they’ve taken out a logbook loan. … If they purchase your car without a V5C document, they could then discover outstanding finance on it. That means they take the risk of losing their car and the money they paid you for it.

Can I tell DVLA I’ve sold my car online?

You can only update the DVLA on the sold (or transferred) vehicle online if you have not sent your log book via post.

Can I put a scrapped car back on the road?

Hi There, once a car has been issued a destruction order from the DVLA you can never place this back on the road.

Who is responsible for sending off v5?

For a two-part V5C registration document, you need to fill in the ‘notification of sale or transfer’ section and send it to the DVLA. The other half of the document should be given to the buyer on purchase of the vehicle. The buyer is then responsible for informing the DVLA of the new ownership.

Can I Tax a car without a log book?

I don’t have my DVLA reminder or my registration document. Can I still renew my vehicle tax at the Post Office? Yes! If you’re missing your DVLA reminder (called a V11) or your Registration Certificate (known as the V5C) you can still renew your vehicle tax at the Post Office.

Can I apply for a v5 online?

You can get a duplicate vehicle log book (V5C) online if you do not need to change anything in the log book. If you need to make any changes or you’re not yet registered as the vehicle’s keeper, you must make an application by post using form V62.

Am I responsible for a car after I sell it?

In most states, used car sales are understood to be “as is.” This means the buyer understands that if something goes wrong after the car is driven away, it’s entirely his or her responsibility. That means that, as a seller, you’re not responsible for the car after it’s sold.

How do you tell DVLA my car is written off?

Tell DVLA your vehicle has been written offyour insurance company’s name and postcode – put these in the ‘provide trader details’ section.your vehicle registration number.the 11 digit reference number from the yellow ‘sell, transfer or part-exchange your vehicle to the motor trade’ section of the log book (V5C)