How To Notify DVLA Of Scrapping A Car?
So we have just picked up your car and paid you for it. What is next? Notifying the DVLA! In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about the DVLA and how to notify them of a scrap vehicle.
Firstly let’s start with why you are notifying the DVLA. It is simply to update there records that you are no longer the registered owner of the vehicle and that it has been signed over to trade.
Telling The DVLA About Your Scrap Car
There are two ways to notify the DVLA. Online or by mail.
Option 1 – Online: The easiest way to tell the DVLA that your car has been scrapped is online. Make sure you have your vehicle registration number, V5C logbook, and the address of the scrapyard where your vehicle was scrapped before visiting the DVLA site. It’s also a wise idea to have your V5C logbook’s 11-digit reference number. You’ll find it in Section Four if your logbook was issued after April 2019. Section Nine of earlier logbooks before April 2019.
Option 2 – Post: The DVLA can also be notified by post that your car has been scrapped. Although it may take a little longer, it’s still fairly straightforward. Send your V5C logbook through the post using the following details: name is DVLA , the city is Swansea and the postcode is SA99 1BA.
Can I Expect DVLA Confirmation?
As soon as the DVLA receives notification that you have scrapped your car, they will notify you. In the letter, you will be notified that you no longer own the vehicle. The following letter should be kept as a reference for the future.
If you have not received this letter within a month of your first contact with the DVLA, you should contact them. Additionally, if you provided your email address to the DVLA, you should check your inbox for a confirmation email.
What Happens If Do Not Tell DVLA About My Scrap Car?
DVLA failure to notify can lead to a £1,000 fine, and you may be penalized or fined if the vehicle is stolen, gets parking tickets, or is towed. It is important to tell DVLA as it takes you off ownership of the vehicle.
Suppose I Don’t Have The V5 Document?
In the event that you have scrapped your car but have lost your V5C logbook, you will have to write a letter to the DVLA explaining this situation. As part of your letter, you should include your full name and address, your vehicle’s make & model, and registration number. In addition, you should include the scrap car dealer’s address, and phone number.
In order to make the process easier, you can apply for a logbook with the DVLA, wait until you receive the document, and then scrap your car with the V5 certificate. This is much simpler and involves less paperwork issues.
What If My Insurance Company Has Written My Car Off And Scrapped It?
Insurance companies may write off your car if it’s been damaged in an accident. In other words, it has been deemed unrepairable by the insurance company. You may be able to legally return your car to the road depending on the extent of the damage, but in some cases it will have to be scrapped. Most insurance companies will take care of this process for you if that is the case.
If you want to keep the vehicle, you can request that the registration number be removed, and tell the DVLA that the vehicle has been written off. The V5 document should also be sent to your insurance company stating that it is being sold, transferred, or part-exchanged.
Do Scrap Yards Inform The DVLA?
The scrapyard will notify the DVLA that the car has been scrapped by you if you scrap the car with an Authorised Treatment Facility.
To conclude, it is important to notify the DVLA when scrapping a car. Taking this step ensures that the car is removed from the road, as well as terminating the owner’s responsibilities. Notifying the DVLA is simple and can be done online or by mail. Ensure that you have the necessary documents on hand. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth scrapping process and that all the steps necessary are taken to remove the car.
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