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    DVLA - back dating a change of ownership

    Ive been given a car by a family member but I want to back date the change of ownership date so that I will have owned it for longer, to make it easier to ship overseas.
    Is there any penalty the previous owner would face for submitting a change of ownership form late?
    Ive tried phoning the DVLA but I cant seem to get past the robot menu to a real human.
    Any info on their website I should be looking at?

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    in a hypothetical situation you could ring them up and tell them you still havnt received your logbook you got the car on *** date and sent off the form they wont query it they will just send out another one

    unless you have already got the logbook?

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    Even then I bet they'll only date it from when they are not informed and there could be fines involved.

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    Whats a logbook?

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    V5 document.

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    Commonly known as a logbook.

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    or if your really lucky they will write to you two years after you scrapped the vechical and say "you hav'nt taxed it so we are taking you to court." my answer to that one was fine see you in court i'll be there with my nice letter from you dated two years ago saying thaks for telling us you have scrapped your vechical...



    don't worry about them just go to the post office get a v12 form fill it in with the date you want and post it off

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    how long do you plan on extending your ownership for? will they not ask how the previous owner signed the doc and dated it if you just forgot to send it off?

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    You do need to be careful. When was it last taxed? Has the previous owner been pulled over within the timescale you want to backdate it to?

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    Do note that lying on such a form would basically be a form of fraud. So, I'd avoid doing it personally...

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    The log book / V5 is the registration document stating the owner and registered address. If you never filled one out, you don't own the car. Not informing the DVLA of a new owner is illegal and lying about the date is probably too, but if you've nver done this (presumably it belongs to family?) then what about exporting it now in their name and then changing the owner once it's out there?

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    Erm no the v5 states who the registered keeper is not who owns the ca4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael2k6 View Post
    The log book / V5 is the registration document stating the owner and registered address. If you never filled one out, you don't own the car. Not informing the DVLA of a new owner is illegal and lying about the date is probably too, but if you've nver done this (presumably it belongs to family?) then what about exporting it now in their name and then changing the owner once it's out there?
    Local regulations here state I have to have owned it for 12 months in the UK before I can import it.

    Not wanting to commit any fraud or break any laws. Ive been a named driver on the car for a number of years so hopefully i can use that as proof of 'ownership'

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    Is it really economic to ship a car from the UK to Aus @RabbieBurns?

    I suspect that it would be cheaper to sell the car in the UK and use the money to buy something locally!

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    not even close. Trade in value in the uk is about 6k (UKP)

    over here the same car would cost 10k (UKP)

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