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Selling a SORN vehicle

Gollom122

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I hope somebody can help with this query.
My friend has agreed the sale of his car which is SORN.
The new keeper will need to put tax on it and has arranged Insurance for the car to start for when he returns to collect it and pay. The car will need to be taxed to drive it away.
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?
 
The registered keeper, the owner and driver can all be different people (or even organisations).

To tax you need MOT, Insurance cert in the cars reg (or VIN) and V5, you will also need form V10 to tax a vehicle from SORN.
 
Gollom122 said:
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?

Hi, that wont work, as the names wont match.
Just fill in the sold sections and the new owner can take in the green new keepers section they have just both signed and tax it using that at the post office
 
dw911 said:
Gollom122 said:
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?

Hi, that wont work, as the names wont match.
Just fill in the sold sections and the new owner can take in the green new keepers section they have just both signed and tax it using that at the post office

The names on what?

The V5 registered keeper is not necessarily the (insured) driver.

It can't be if a company owns the car.
 
Thanks GT4 and dw911.
The names on the documents is not an issue, as like GT4 says V5 could be a Company. It's the fact that the cars SORN and the new owner wants to drive it away. I did not know about the V10 piece, and looking at that it may need a specialised Post Office to do it at.
Does anyone know for sure if the V10 form can be processed at any post office?
 
Gollom122 said:
Thanks GT4 and dw911.
The names on the documents is not an issue, as like GT4 says V5 could be a Company. It's the fact that the cars SORN and the new owner wants to drive it away. I did not know about the V10 piece, and looking at that it may need a specialised Post Office to do it at.
Does anyone know for sure if the V10 form can be processed at any post office?

Not 'any post office' but any that issues tax discs. Google and you can get a list against any postcode you enter.
 
Marvelous - Cheers - would hate to think the sale could hit a stumbling block.
 
I sold my 993 when it was SORN'd - NOT a good idea if you ultimately want to get your personalised plate back :pc: and would never do it again.

Equally I bought my 964 which was on a SORN without a problem :thumb: The only issue I had I wanted to continue the SORN given that the car would be in for restoration for a few weeks (months) before going on the road. Simple all I need to do is go on the DVLA website and apply - Not quite :frustrated:

I was told I had to go into a DVLA office to do it. As I was not in a position to do so I waited until I was ready to tax the car and got it done at the post office without issue. By that time the V5 had already come back to me and the post office needed to see that before they would tax it along with the V10 VEL application.
 
The easiest way is to agree for the seller to tax it and the buyer give him the money as the V5 is still in his name.
 
Gollom122 said:
My friend has agreed the sale of his car which is SORN.
The new keeper will need to put tax on it and has arranged Insurance for the car to start for when he returns to collect it and pay. The car will need to be taxed to drive it away.
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?

So pretty much as above but also fill in a V10
 
isysman said:
The easiest way is to agree for the seller to tax it and the buyer give him the money as the V5 is still in his name.

As above, personally I would just get your friend to tax it with the Insurance certificate, MoT and registration document in his name and collect the payment on top of the sale price. No forms are required SORN'd or not. Just go to a main post office.

Pip
 
GT4 said:
dw911 said:
Gollom122 said:
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?

Hi, that wont work, as the names wont match.
Just fill in the sold sections and the new owner can take in the green new keepers section they have just both signed and tax it using that at the post office

The names on what?

The V5 registered keeper is not necessarily the (insured) driver.

It can't be if a company owns the car.

The name on the v5 will not be the same name as the person buying the car or the new owners Insurance certificate.

Fill in v5c section on the log book , give to new owner, he walks straight into post office with that and his Insurance certificate and taxes the vehicle, That's it job done,
 
1/3 of the way down page 3 of the V5
is a small green slip

take that to post office
mot cert
Insurance cert
new owners name/ address on green slip
cheque
collect tax disc


don't take the rest of the V5,
then new owners name etc on page 2 of V5 post to DVLA
 
GT4 said:
dw911 said:
Gollom122 said:
Do they just walk into the post office with the V5 (still in my friends name) and the new owners Insurance policy, and MOT certificate and buy a tax disc, then fill out the V5 'sold sections' and post it off to DVLA?

Hi, that wont work, as the names wont match.
Just fill in the sold sections and the new owner can take in the green new keepers section they have just both signed and tax it using that at the post office

The names on what?

The V5 registered keeper is not necessarily the (insured) driver.

It can't be if a company owns the car.

The name on the v5 will not be the same name as the person buying the car or the new owners Insurance certificate.

Fill in v5c section on the log book , give to new owner, he walks straight into post office with that and his Insurance certificate and taxes the vehicle, That's it job done,
 

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