We often link to other websites, but we can t be responsible for their content. The reason he doesnt have a logbook is because the people he got the car off lost it. If its lost or damaged youll need to get a replacement before selling. Jul 26, 2017 title jumping is the act of buying a vehicle and selling it without registering the vehicle in your name. And if no v5 still cant tax unless in trade, had that one before christmas. If you intend to sell an end of life vehicle elv and you dont have the log book, you. The new keeper wont be able to tax the vehicle without it. I always see cars going through auction with no v5. If you sell or tradein your car, you are obliged to update the vehicle owner details on the national vehicle and driver file nvdf.
In the event i can t find it, is it still possible to sell the car without it or would i have to apply for a new one which could take a couple of weeks and possibly miss out on the car im hoping to part exchange it with. Prior to modernisation, the title documentation for a car was called the logbook. If youve just bought a car and havent received a new v5c in four weeks, you should apply for a replacement. Use our online service to tell dvla when you buy, sell or. There is only a handful of legitimate ways to be able to receive a logbook for car, van or other vehicle use. The good news is you can get a replacement if your v5c is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed or you didnt get one when you bought the car. Im trying but i can t think of any legitimate reason for wanting an orphan v5. Own a car, and youll have a registration document that proves it. Ive gone to look for the log book and cant find it anywhere. This is called the v5c, and it shows that youre the registered keeper of the car and your address for any correspondence relating to the car it doesnt need to be where the car is kept. The society of motor manufacturers and traders recently revealed that approximately 70,000 were taken without consent in 2014.
You can t sell it without her consent as she is the registered keeper of the car and when it comes to selling it she needs to sign the logbook to say she is handing the car over to the new keeper. If youre looking to sell your car, youve got options beyond trading in or selling your car privately. And youll then get an automatic refund on any tax left on the vehicle as it no longer transfers to the new buyer. If you did not get a log book for your new vehicle download and fill in an application for a log book v62. Title jumping when the sellers name is not on the title. If you buy a car with no log book how do you get a new one to tax it do you need the details of.
I am looking at buying a car later on this evening and the current owner has told me that he doesnt have the logbook as he has sent of for a change of address and has not received it back yet. Oct 15, 2018 what you need to do with the v5 when selling a car. What information do i need to provide to the dvla if i. In short, yes it is possible to sell a vehicle without the v5c logbook. When you drive it to the dealer or buyer, dont reconnect your smartphone to the car, as otherwise youll leave trace information that hasnt been deleted.
Unfortunately i was told that i had to pay 25 for a new one and it would take 35 days. Think he must of wound back the odo or something since the log book was up to date. Selling to a motor trader you must fill in section 9 of the v5c and send it to. To get a new v5c in this instance, youll have to apply by post by sending off a v62 and the v5c2 thats the green new keeper slip. If you are looking to sell your car fast for cash or you are in the market to sell your car in general, we are the right seller for you. Dealers and online car buying services may be willing to purchase. Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and save 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of.
I have recently moved country from germany to england as i am in the army my car was registered in germany well i was there but since i have been back in england i have lost my licence and having trouble registering the car in the uk. Im selling my car tomorrow, but ive lost the log book. Anyway, have come to look for the log book tonight and cannot find it in any of the usual places. This seems to have been kept fairly quiet as even the welsh call centre lady had not heard about it, but confirmed i was now listed as the previous keeper. If its staying in the uk then give them the green new keeper slip from the log book. You can sell or scrap your car even if you dont have the v5c. Here you can find out whats involved from advertising and paperwork to safety precautions at buyer viewings and when taking payment. Until october 2015, if an insurance company wrote off a car the dvla would refuse to issue a replacement v5c until the car had undergone a vehicle identity check vic. Yes you can sell your car without the v5 get a form from the post office for a v5 registration document before you sell the car and put the new owners details on it get them to sign it and tick the box stating that they have never had a v5 for the vehicle then they dont pay the. Have turned the house upside down looking for it and will be searching again when i get home from work. Dealers and online car buying services may be willing to purchase a car without a valid logbook, but theyll still need to obtain one afterwards regardless. Just sold my motorcycle recently, and it seems you can now specify the new owner online between the hours of 8am6pm. The v5c logbook is the most important document to have when youre selling your car. Download and fill in an application for a log book v62.
His explanation for this was that it had been incorrectly registered when he bought the car, and he has just now put it into his own name. Im just thinking, if i suggest to them that ill give them half the money now, take the car and have them write and sign that ive given them the money etc etc, and then when the v5c arrives, they sign it over to me and i. Get a free online valuation in under 60 seconds by clicking here, and sell your car in under an hour. If you sell your vehicle you must tell dvla straight away. Find out how to sell your car quickly and get the most money for your car. Most of the time, the registration document is needed when you are selling your car. Note that if you buy a vehicle without a v5c certificate you cant tax it and drive it on public roads until you get a replacement. Buying a car with no v5 general dealer chat car dealer forum. How to recover a cars missing service history green flag. V5c changes when selling your car when you sell your car, the only paperwork youre required to fill in is the small v5c2 slip on of the v5c logbook thats the new keepers details. Dvla warns drivers not to buy vehicle without logbook regit.
What are my options if any in selling he car in the next two weeks, assuming that i almost certainly will not get the new logbook in time. You should receive a new log book buying a car or vehicle if not, you can contact the dvla to arrange for a new one to be dispatched to you. Weve heard from customers that private car sales can take longer than selling a car to carmax. Instead of having to visit local scrappage yards, you can find out how much your car is worth from the comfort of your home and sell your car in under an hour get paid the same day. Since october 2002 it has been illegal to sell a car without a valid v5c, so dont ever accept an excuse that it has been lost as you can apply for a replacement easily enough. Firstly, your v5c certificate where your 11digit reference number is. Well i too have lost my v5 document and was supposed to be selling car on friday and picking up new one. My plan is to advertise the fact that there is a logbook loan attactched to the car and if i find a willing buyer, arrange with them to be present when i phone to pay off the loan.
Depending on your circumstances and whether youre buying or selling a car without a v5, there are a couple of options available to you. Most individual buyers will be highly put off by any car that doesnt come with these documents as it could be stolen, written off or otherwise illegal. Not the registered keeper of the car but can i sell it. Dvla no longer require you to post the v5c logbook when selling a vehicle. The logbook was made to fit perfectly in your glovebox 5. Revoke access deleting the cars app from your phone wont be enough to remove your access. Enquire with the dvla, theyll give you the correct information. Home motoring road rules lost log book and need to sell car, can i sell without it. This is called the v5c, and it shows that youre the registered keeper of the car and your address for any correspondence relating to the car it doesnt need to be where the car. Dvla no longer require you to post the v5c logbook when. Title jumping is also known as a jumped title or floated title.
Remember by law, it is the sellers responsibility to tell the dvla about the change of keeper. When you sell or transfer your vehicle you must notify the dvla straight away using the v5c part of your registration document. Vehicle registration document v5c if you intend to sell an end of life vehicle elv and you dont have the log book, you need to read this. New v5c log book rules for car buyers and sellers what you need to know much like the recent rule changes with tax discs and driving licence counterparts, the dvla continues its drive to reduce paperwork and has brought the v5c document in line. You can still sell the car as the registered owner and write out a promissory note to whoever you sell the car stating that as soon as you receive the replacement you will forward it. With triptracker you have better chances that your data will be accepted as with the handwritten mileage logbook since in case of any doubts you could provide the tracked gpscoordinates or, if you use the obdiiplugin, even the data out of your cars engine control unit to prove your trips. You then tell the dvla youve sold the vehicle and give them the full name and address of the buyer.
Inside the log book is all the information about the vehicle. Keeping track of all your car repairs and services will help you stay up to date on all of your car s needs to keep it running smoothly for years to come. Legally, youre not required to have a logbook to sell your car to be dismantled by a scrap buyer, as you can notify the dvla online, but even then, scrap metal dealers prefer to have documentation in place for end of life vehicles. I thought not i am selling ym car this week and since we moved a few week back i cannot find the log book anywhere, i can find every other piece of info on the car, manufacturers guide, mot certificate etc. If you sell it without paperwork, iirc the dvla will write to you asking you to confirm the sale is legit. You just need the relevant section from the previous v5c logbook and then complete a v62 form. Place a basic listing for free or pay for premium packages with additional features to help you sell faster. The title jumps from one owner to the next, without any record.
Longtime auto industry observers will remember a time when the midsized ford taurus was the bestselling car in the united states. If you do buy a car without being given the v5c2, you can apply for a new logbook, but the dvla and other organisations tend not to recommend this as it suggests the car you have bought was not from the official owner. Nov 19, 2016 im sure this must have been asked before, but im in the process of selling an old car but ive just realised ive misplaced the log book. Mar 08, 2007 in these days of persistent car fraud, you may find noone will entertain purchasing your vehicle until you have the correct documentation. Explore the 10 steps for selling your car provided by kelley blue.
When i was buying my car the ad said full service history but when i looked at the log book, the pages for future stamps were all missing. However, it depends on you and how you use triptracker. Im off home for a thorough search tonight before i fork out the 25. Alternatively you could get a new log book yourself prior to selling. You can deduct expenses you incur to run a motor vehicle you use to earn business income to calculate the amount of motor vehicle expenses you can deduct, fill in chart a motor vehicle expenses of form t2125, statement of business or professional activities, form t2042, statement of farming activities, or form t2121, statement of fishing activities. Triptracker automatic mileage logbook with, gps tracking. Getting your car appraised at carmax is quick and easy. Dec 30, 2019 so youre looking to sell your car but theres a stumbling block.
You actually dont need the v5c document to scrap a car legally. You have a hand shake agreement or fist bump with a potential buyer and you cant find the cars papers. Selling a car i just bought havent received v5 rac motoring forum. Sell your car with are you selling today and be confident that you are dealing with a safe, professional and transparent company in the car buying industry. Jun 11, 2015 dont buy a vehicle without a v5c logbook. Here we explain what you must do with our v5c when you sell your car. Feb 15, 2018 use our online service to tell dvla when you buy, sell or transfer a vehicle.
How to sell your car privately money advice service. If your car s v5c logbook document has been lost, damaged or destroyed, theres a straightforward process for getting a new one. Apr 24, 2019 if your car s value exceeds your loan balance, you shouldn t have any problem selling the car and paying off the loan, however, if your loan balance exceeds the market value of your car, youll find yourself in the unfortunate position of being upside down on the loan. In this post well explain what a car logbook is, why you need it, and let you know what steps you should take if youve lost your car logbook. How to fill out v5c when selling a car online method.
This must be torn out and handed to the new keeper as their record of the transfer of ownership. Its probably a good idea to either find, or replace your v5c before you sell your car, well take a look at the reasons why. However on the internet it says that it takes 3 weeks for a new registration to come through and i can t pay for tax without an ownership form, which means i can t drive the car without tax. Dad passed away service book lost cant find garage that did it. Its probably a good idea to either find, or replace.
Vehicle registration document log book scrapping your car. Issued by the dvla, your v5c registration certificate or logbook is the most important document you will own for your car. Basically, ive seen a car, and coming to sell, the seller couldnt find there logbook. How let the dvla know youve sold a car contact the dvla. How to sell a car without a v5c logbook 2020 update. Again, you can apply for a replacement online at gov. Send it to dvla with the green new keeper slip you were given when you bought the vehicle. Yes, it is possible to sell your car without a v5c. How to sell your car privately selling your car privately is likely to get you the best price, as long as youre prepared to invest some time and effort in organising your sale. Our notebook helps to remember the important details which you dont.
Selling your car, your obligations pierse fitzgibbon. Im selling my car tomorrow and cant find my logbook. Searched the house from top to bottom and still cant find it. You will need a couple of things in order to do this. If the vehicle continues to remain in your name, you will be legally liable for any charges including, motor tax, toll charges and any penalties which may be incurred for any traffic violations e. The guy did a really good job at removing the pages too. You can have the cash in your bank within 30 minutes by choosing our premier payment service fees apply.
The big question is how do i prove that the car is his to sell if its not his name on the v5. Not having one for your vehicle can have serious implications for the value of your car when you want to sell it. Cannot find my v5 document can i still part ex my car. Partexchanging a car without a log book digital spy. What information do i need to provide to the dvla if i sell my car. As the thread title says, i cannot find my v5 document for my car. Last year, we bought more than 650,000 cars, trucks, and suvs. However, you should be aware that the governments official guidance for buyers is to avoid these situations as the vehicle becomes difficult to tax without a v5c in place. Get a copy of our maintenance log book and keep track of repairs and general maintenance procedures. What information do i need to provide to the dvla if. More commonly called a v5 document, the term logbook is still sometimes used to refer to this vehicle registration. If you sell your vehicle you must tell dvla straight away using the v5c registration certificate.
He has ordered a replacement, but it has not yet arrived. If you did not get a log book for your new vehicle. Find out how you can tax your vehicle without a v11 reminder letter. Maintaining your vehicle helps you save money by ensuring that youre doing all appropriate preventative maintenance, and increases the value of your car in the event that you choose to sell it. If you have a question or want to find out a little more about our service, our frequently asked questions should be able to help. If youre buying, selling, or already own a car, knowing about the v5c registration certificate is essential. Send it to dvla with the green new keeper slip you were given when you bought the. Would i have to sell it without the logbook and ask the buying to fill out a v62. Aug 09, 2017 all i want to do is sell the car then pay back what is left on the loan and use the rest of the funds to purchase a different car. Im sure i can t be the first person this has happened to, so i just want people to come on here and tell me that its all going to be ok buying a new car tomorrow, and the old one is going in partexchange.
When it comes to buying or selling a car, one of the most important parts of the transaction is the log book. Selling a vehicle you must provide the right information to buyers and dvla when you sell a vehicle. Enter your vehicle info to receive a cash or tradein offer. When you buy a car its important to have the v5c as you cant tax a vehicle without this document. Note that if you buy a vehicle without a v5c certificate you can t tax it and drive it on public roads until you get a replacement. I thought not i am selling ym car this week and since we moved a few week back i cannot find the log book anywhere, i can find every other piece of info on the car, manufacturers guide, mot certificate etc but no log book.
The ultimate guide to your v5 log book 2020 update. What to do with your log book when selling your car what you do with your log book depends on where the buyer is taking or registering the vehicle. Read on for everything you need to know when selling your car for scrap when you dont have the logbook. Dvla, swansea, sa99 1bd the motor trader does not require this section and should not keep it. Find used cars and new cars for sale at autotrader. If youre selling your car, the more paperwork you have with it, the better so here are a few of the things youll need. When buying a car, the registered keeper should be the person you are buying from, and the vin, or chassis number, should be the same as the one on the car. I called the dvla and they said only the name driver can re register the car but has to have a licence and i dont so i dont no what to do to re register my. If you bought a car and never received the v5c, youll not need to pay the. Help me sell my car when i am upside down on the loan. If youre thinking of selling your car, or simply transferring ownership from yourself to a member of your family, youll need your car logbook. Formerly, title jumping was a practice used by car dealers to avoid having to pay taxes on vehicles.332 1430 382 626 1061 1107 799 80 1032 567 338 125 525 483 612 1358 509 1196 113 1309 1130 1546 1281 1374 1351 295 490 98 1417 405 1327