shipping is $1000 (about 800 quid) tax is $300/year. So under a grand sterling.
actually looking at autotrader.co.uk the going rate is about 2-3K (UKP)
If its any perpsective every service/repairs Ive had done on my current 1994 BMW here have been around $1000.
Thats about 800 quid. Last time it was just a new radiator and an oil change.
Owning a European car here is really expensive, so it is definately cost effective to bring over a mint condition UK one :)
Personally I wouldn't screw around with the DVLA (and by extension the Aussie equivalent since you are also trying to pull the wool over their eyes). This is already turning into a surveillance state where just having a car with bad documentation can lead to fines even if it doesn't touch the road and everything is so tightly monitored when it comes to cars it isn't worth the risk.
Ok let me rephrase the question.
What are the repercussions for both a buyer and a seller forgetting to lodge the transfer/sale of vehicle documents?
There must be a FAQ on the DVLA section covering that or such?
@RabbieBurns, AFAIR the DVLA has no statutory powers to levy a fine for late/failure to notify. However, they can take you to court for failing to notify (which is an offence) and a magistrate might impose a fine which can be quite steep (three figures).
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_175090.pdf - think this might help?
Or failing that, take a look at section D - http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_067819.pdf
So it won't be you at risk of getting dragged into court, it will be your family.Quote:
By law, the seller is responsible for telling us about the change of keeper.
Registering a used vehicle If you buy a vehicle that has already been registered,the person or dealer selling the vehicle should fill in section 6 of the V5C. Both you and the seller must sign the joint declaration and send it to us. By law, the seller is responsible for telling us about the change of keeper. When you buy a vehicle, the seller should fill in and tear off the green ‘New keeper’s details’ (V5C/2) section of the V5C and give it to you
I fail to see anything that says 'you must inform us within x amount of time'Quote:
When you sell your vehicle privately you must let us know, and tell us the exact date you sold it, by filling in section 6 on the V5C. Both you and the buyer must sign the joint declaration. You must also fill in the V5C/2 and give it to the buyer. It is important to remember that you are liable for the vehicle until you have told us that you are no longer the registered keeper.
In the above quotes, with my emphasis, from the linked documents above (thanks @happymeal) all it says to me is that
a) the existing owner has to notify of the sale, of the exact date, and that they are liable for the car until they do so
b) the buyer has to submit their part too.
So, (and IANAL hence the post), if both the seller and the buyer haven't lodged any paper work, and the sale happened on 1/1/2013, and both parties lodged the paperwork tomorrow (25/7/2013) as far as I can see from those documents, it should be ok.
The problems seem to arise when either buyer or seller lodge one part, without the other party lodging their part in a timeous manner?