Quick Answer: What Do I Do With V5 When I Sell My Car?

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..

Are v5 documents still issued?

The V5C Registration Certificate has changed from 15 April 2019 and DVLA will be issuing a new version of the V5C registration certificate (log book). New version V5Cs will be issued from 15 April 2019. The previous version will still be in circulation and will still be valid.

Can I drive a Sorn car to sell it?

Since the car can be transported to the buyer without needing to be driven, you won’t need to remove the SORN status. You can sell your car as SORN but must be prepared to inform all potential buyers of that fact. You may experience less interest and are likely to have to sell your car at a lower price.

What do I do with the log book when I sell my car?

If you sell your car, then you can inform the DVLA online, so there’s no need to post the V5C back to the DVLA. The online system is straightforward to use, so its simple to amend the information, and means the information is up-to-date as soon as possible.

How do I tell DVLA I sold my car?

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.

Do I need to tell DVLA if my car is written off?

You must tell DVLA if your vehicle has been written off and scrapped by your insurance company. Writing off and scrapping your vehicle is the same as selling it to your insurance company.

Can I sell my car with a v5c?

Selling a vehicle If you sell your vehicle you must tell DVLA straight away using the V5C registration certificate. If it’s lost or damaged you’ll need to get a replacement before selling. The new keeper won’t be able to tax the vehicle without it.

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.

How can I sell my car without a v5?

Selling your car without a V5CVehicle make and model.Your car’s reg.VIN plate number.Buyer’s full name.Date of sale.Signature of buyer and seller.Price and payment terms.The fact that the vehicle is ‘sold as seen’

Is it safe to buy a car without 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.

Can I claim car tax back if I sell my car?

Refunds of motor tax Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local Motor Tax Office on Form RF120 (pdf). You can claim a refund of motor tax if: The vehicle has been scrapped, destroyed or sent permanently out of the State.

How do I fill out a v5 when I sell my car?

If you have your V5C registration document you need to:Fill in sections 6.Sign and date the declaration in section 8 along with the new keeper.Fill in section 10 (V5C/2) and give it to the new keeper – they will need this to tax the vehicle.Keep a record of the new keeper’s name and address.More items…

How do I tell DVLA I sold my car without a v5?

Without a V5C You should still inform the DVLA of the sale. To do so write to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR and explain that you have sold the vehicle.

Will DVLA tell me who owns a car?

DVLA logbook (registration document) holds personal details about the motorist who is responsible for safety and the legal roadworthiness. When looking at a V5 logbook and checking the number of previous owners (see image below) notice the car has one, two, three, four or more previous owners.

Can a v5 be done online?

You can now transfer or retain a cherished registration number online too. This is just as easy to do and records it all instantaneously, enabling you to either retain it or put it on your new car immediately, instead of having to wait weeks for the new V5 document to arrive.

How long does it take to get a replacement v5?

It can take up to 5 days to get a replacement if you apply by phone, and up to six weeks via the postal service. You can find further details on how to apply for a replacement V5 on the Government’s website.

Do I need to cancel my road tax when I sell my car?

It is important to plan your road tax, insurance disposal time wisely. You will need to refund your road tax and cancel your insurance policy before transferring the ownership name of the car.