I bought a vehicle and within two days of purchasing, it was towed away by a bailiff on the pcn fine by the previous keeper. I sent them proof of purchase, insurance certificate and new keeper supplement slip but they're still not satisfied. When the full log book came from dvla, I sent it to them but still not satisfy. What can I do now to get my vehicle back from them.
System of Law: England-and-Wales
I have sent proof of purchase, new keeper slip from the purchasing logbook and certificate of insurance to them. Also send the new logbook to them from dvla. Tried calling traffic enforcement court that pass the judgement but not able to help
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thank you, I am just travelling and my signal keeps disappearing so will get back to you as soon as I have a better spot, won't be long
Sorry for the delay. Journey from hell!
I presume that you can show the date of purchase exactly?
And indeed the date of registration at the DVLA?
Does your insurance certificate also post date the PCN?
Do you know the date of the fine?
Probably several months before?
No, or you wouldn't have bought it.
The paper work should tell you the fine date though?
It doesnt much matter really. You know it wasn't yours
If they won't act then you can see a return of the car by going to the County Court.
You can either pay off the debt and then sue for the cost.
That might be the simpliest way of getting your money back.
You would win if the facts are as you say.
Or you can go to the county court and seek an injunction to force them to hand it back - effectively a stay of their warrant in relation to the car
Depends how quickly you need the car back
Although actually the county court can usually list you pretty quickly.
One reason may be that you won't get your car back unless you do or you go to court and get an order.
There's no way around that.
Either you pay them off and sue for the cost or you seek an order at court.
You can use the N244 form that you can get at any county court or indeed online.
Just on the basis that this was not your PCN as the car was not owned by you at that time.
I'm not allowed to do that under the rules of this site as we cannot have direct contact and I cannot do work on your behalf. In any event you don't need representation to do this. This is a simple hearing and you will be fine and representatives.
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no problem. All the best.
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