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Can i sell my car without a log book

Can i sell my car without a log book
Your car is for sale, but your V5C is nowhere to be found. Now what? The vehicle Logbook is an important part of any transaction involving a car, whether it is buying or selling. The V5C registration certificate is issued by the DVLA to the person responsible for the vehicle.This person is responsible for ensuring the car is registered, taxed, and insured. Up until the DVLA is notified that the car has been sold or scrapped, they are liable.

What happens if you own a car without a v5c log book? Can my car be sold? Here are the steps you must take.

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Below is a quick summary of how to scrap your car

  • Look online for a scrap car companies
  • Go onto a scrap car quote form and enter your vehicle registration number & car details. Get a few quotes so you can find the best one
  • Accept the best quote & arrange a free scrap car collection
  • Provide the scrap car dealer with id eg a driving licence. see what kind of photo ID you need to scrap a car
  • Get a receipt from the scrap car dealer
  • Give them the V5 registration document retaining section 9. Complete section 9 of the V5C document (or section 4 on V5Cs issued after April 2019) and send it to the DVLA
  • Contact your insurance company who will cancel the policy and provide you with a refund for any months of unused insurance
  • You will receive a certificate of destruction within 7 days

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What is in the logbook that is important when selling a car

The V5C also known as the registration document or logbook is the document that proves you are the registered keeper of a vehicle. It’s also commonly referred to as the log book.

The V5C contains important information about the vehicle, including its registration plate, make, model, colour, chassis number. and engine size. It also details any previous owners of the vehicle.

There are various perforated sections on the four pages of the V5C that need to be detached and sent away in different circumstances, such as when selling your vehicle to a trader or insurer, or when notification of a permanent export is required.

The most commonly used section is the new keeper’s details, which is filled in when you’re selling the car and transferring ownership to someone else. The V5C is therefore a very important document.

The best advice is to keep it in a safe place, along with all the other useful documentation, such as insurance and MOT certificates.

Is it possible to sell your car without the V5C?

It’s not illegal to sell a car without a log book. However, the lack of it is likely to deter potential buyers. The DVLA recommends that you never buy a car privately without this document, and there are plenty of good reasons why.

It is possible that the car has been stolen, for example. The V5C doesn’t prove ownership per se, but its absence is likely to raise some eyebrows.Furthermore, if you’re not willing to wait for a replacement log book to arrive (which can take a matter of days) this suggests you’re in a hurry to sell and have something to hide.

However, the most significant change is that you cannot get vehicle tax immediately because you are no longer allowed to pass on any unused road tax months as part of the transaction.

What should you do if you’ve lost your log book?

Losing your car’s log book can be a frustrating experience. However, the good news is that you can apply for a replacement from the DVLA. If you’re the registered keeper of the vehicle, you can apply over the phone by calling 0300 790 6802.

You will need to have your debit or credit card to hand, as there is a £25 fee for the replacement log book. Alternatively, you can apply by post. You will need to fill in an application form (V62), which you can get from the DVLA website.

This form requires some basic information about the keeper and the vehicle details, as well as the reason why you don’t have the original log book. Once you have completed the form, send it to the DVLA along with a cheque or postal order for £25. It can take up to six weeks for the replacement log book to arrive.

What if you didn’t get a log book to begin with?

It’s important to have a log book for your car, as it provides proof of ownership. If you didn’t receive a log book when you bought the car, you can download a V62 form from the DVLA website and send it in with the green “new keeper” slip that you were given.

You won’t have to pay a fee if you include the new keeper slip, but if you don’t have it then you’ll need to pay a £25 fee and explain why you’re making the application on the form. In either case, it’s important to ensure that you have a log book for your car so that you can prove ownership if necessary.

When selling a car, what to do with the log book

When selling your car, you will need to take care of the transfer of your log book. If the buyer is keeping the vehicle in the UK, you should give them the green ‘new keeper’ slip from the log book and notify the DVLA of the sale. Make sure to include the full name and address of the buyer.

Failure to do this can cost you, as any vehicle tax refund you are owed might be affected. If the vehicle is being exported and registered abroad, you will need to fill in the permanent export section of the log book and send it to the DVLA, along with the buyer’s name and address.

The log book itself should be given to the buyer so that they can register the vehicle at its final destination. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure a smooth transaction when selling your car.

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