IT IS NOW ILLEGAL IN THE UK TO SELL A CAR WITHOUT A V5 PUNISHABLE BY A £1000 FINE AND OR INPRISONMENT. THE BUYER MAY ALSO BE FINED
I was Having problems taxing mine as i do not have a Log Book. They told me i had to go to my nearest DVLA office and Tax it their. However you can Only do this if the Vehicle is registered as being in trade. and not Registered to an individual.
I had already sent off £19 to get a Logbook as that is now a standard fee.
When I got to my local office they made me pay another £19 as well as the money for the tax because they do not believe that i have sent off the V62 with my payment.
I will be Cancelling the Cheque, as i aint Paying twice.
I asked what would have happened if the vehicle was registered to an individual. and they told me i Would need to wait untill my V5 comes through, as a V62 would not be acceptable. You cannot complete a Declaration of sorn without the V5 or filling out a V62 again it must be Registered as in trade to do this, and pay £19. and You would not be able to tax the car, if you have not taxed the Vehicle within 14 Days youwill recieve an automatic £80 Fine when the vehicle becomes registered to you.
I said this is Total Crap and how can you punish people who buy a Car that has no V5. They replied, IT IS NOW ILLEGAL IN THE UK TO SELL A CAR WITHOUT A V5 PUNISHABLE BY A £1000 FINE AND OR INPRISONMENT. THE BUYER MAY ALSO BE FINED
So please all Be aware of this when Buying and Selling your cars.
The Following quotes and links are all from DVLA Website
The law requires both the seller and the buyer of a vehicle to sign a joint declaration on the Registration Document (V5)/Certificate (V5C). The legal responsibility to notify DVLA of the changes rest with the seller of the vehicle (the registered keeper at time of sale). When you purchase a vehicle the seller should tear off the green slip (V5/2 or V5C/2) of the Registration Document/Certificate and hand it to the buyer. The V5/2 or V5C/2 may be used as evidence of keepership when purchasing a vehicle licence up to two months from the date of sale.
(Taken From DVLA Website Here)
Buying a vehicle?
The new keeper of a vehicle must also make a SORN declaration if they do not license and are keeping the vehicle off the road. This can be done on the form V890 mentioned above.
(Taken from Dvla Website) http://www.dvla.gov.uk/vehicles/vehlicnc.htm#i3
7. Unlicensed vehicles and Continuous Registration
If you are/or become the registered keeper of a vehicle, you must ensure that the vehicle is relicensed or a SORN declaration has been made. If it is not, you could face a fine and further penalties. Under the system of Continuous Registration (CR), which commenced in January 2004, it is not necessary for your vehicle to be sighted on the public road, for an offence to have been committed. DVLA now has the authority to carry out enforcement action against the registered keeper directly from information held on the vehicle licence records.
If your licence has just expired you may continue to use your vehicle for up to 14 days after its expiry as long as you have applied for a new licence that must run from the day after the last one expired. This 14-day period of grace is a concession. By law, you must display a current licence at all times the vehicle is in use.