UK Law

Get UK Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

UK Law

I have sold my car. It had private number plates on it and…

Customer Question
I have sold my car...
I have sold my car. It had private number plates on it and as part of the sale the number plate was not included with the sale. I spoke to the DVLA and they told me what i had to do. I sent the forms and payment to the DVLA. They DVLA have now informed me that they have rejected my application based on the fact that a older log book had been issed to the one i sent in with all the paperwork to transfer wonership of the vehicle and retain the number plate. They have therefore sent all the documents and money to the new owner of the car. They are now telling me that i have to find the new owner of the car to get my money and transfer the number plates. Surely this cannot be correct and i would like to take action on this now. What should i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: UK Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
7/22/2011
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: UK Law
Satisfied Customers: 70,942
Experience: Over 5 years in practice.
Verified

Hi

Thank you for your question. I will try to help with this.

What exactly would you like to know about this?

Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I would like to know what to do next as my number plate is worth alot of money and they advised me how to complete the form and now they have sent all the documents and my money to someone. they say because of data protection they acnnot give me any information. This acnnot be right i assume the number is ***** because i paid for it?
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
I presume that the number plate is registered to the car?
Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
it is. However my bill of sale said it was not included as part of the sale. hence the retention.
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
OK.

So you sent a V778 form in before or after sale?
Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
This was sent in at the time of sale with all correct paperwork as i was advised to do by the DVLA.
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
I see whats happened.

I suppose then that the only explanation for this is that the new owner sent in this documentation before the DVLA received yours.

If thats right then that would explain the view of the DVLA as the ownership changed was registered before your retention was received. If thats correct then they are right effectively. Once an ownership change is registered this application would be impossible as you are no longer the owner. In fairness, they do warn not to sell until you actually receive the retention document.

However, there is a claim against the new owner. He knows the terms of the deal do not include the new number plates. That should not be difficult to do though. You must know to whom you sold this vehicle. If thats fails you can get the name and address of the registered keeper from the DVLA and claim the cost from him.

I'm happy to discuss this but please remember to click on accept.
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: UK Law
Satisfied Customers: 70,942
Experience: Over 5 years in practice.
Verified
Jo C. and 87 other UK Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have a few further questions regarding this I was informed what to do regarding this document. What happens to my £105.00 now? The DVLA have not sent it back to me?
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
That could be bad news I'm afraid.

Obviously I haven't heard their account about that and pricing is a matter for the DVLA rather than lawyers but I think they are probably saying that the £105 sum that is costs is for consideration of the application which has been done and so they are retaining it.

To be honest, they would probably relent over that though given the circumstances.

I would concentrate on getting his details and getting the money from him.
Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have tried but they say data rpotection prevents them from giving them to me. They have also said that they have sent my money to him.
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago

You can only get the name and address of the registered keeper of another vehicle if you can demonstrate ‘reasonable cause’ for needing the information. The DVLA must consider the reasons why you need the information and how it will be used before it is given to you.

To be fair, you have a civil claim against him and so that would seem reasonable cause.

Failing that I would just try other means of tracing him - e.g the person you paid, the location you bought it from etc.
Ask Your Own UK Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Jo C. Your Own Question
Jo C.
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: UK Law
Satisfied Customers: 70,942
70,942 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 5 years in practice.

Jo C. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks!

RickLeeds, UK

I did not know a French Law service existed and I was very impressed with the speed of reply --- very professional. Many thanks!

Ms. BakerAlfafar, Spain

Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great!

MaggieUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ben Jones

Ben Jones

UK Lawyer

9,196 satisfied customers

Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'

INC

INC

Solicitor-Advocate

3,868 satisfied customers

LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)

Jenny Mackenzie

Jenny Mackenzie

2,756 satisfied customers

Over 10 years experience in general legal matters

Matthew J

Matthew J

Solicitor

334 satisfied customers

4 y PQE (Partner) - Commercial / Residential Property & Property and Civil litigation experience

James Mather

James Mather

7,349 satisfied customers

Senior Partner at Berkson Wallace

Clare

Clare

Solicitor

9,490 satisfied customers

family solictor with 25 years experience

Thomas

Thomas

Lawyer

2,176 satisfied customers

BA (Hons), PgDip, Practising Solicitor

< Previous | Next >

Related UK Law Questions
My daughter is in University and she's facing a plagiarism
My daughter is in University and she's facing a plagiarism accusation … read more
Jamie-Law
Jamie-Law
5,592 satisfied customers
Hy. Uk. I got an email. From Credit Resolution Services
hy JA: Are you in the UK or are you in the States? Customer: uk JA: What action has been taken so far? What's your ideal outcome? Customer: i got an email JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know… read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
I received a General Form of Judgement or Order and it just
I received a General Form of Judgement or Order and it just says 1) The matter is stayed to allow the parties to proceed with the protocol through the stage 2 process; 2) The claimant to advise the court when this is completed. What does that mean? … read more
Jamie-Law
Jamie-Law
5,592 satisfied customers
I have a question about access to my electric meter and
Hi, I have a question about access to my electric meter and stop cock … read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
Do I have the right to move back into my former Matrimonial
Do I have the right to move back into my former Matrimonial Home please? We are now Divorced having recently received our Decree Absolute, and we own the property 50/50 as Tenants in Common and as Joi… read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
I am looking for advice on a civil litigation matter. We
I am looking for advice on a civil litigation matter. We commenced proceedings against a Defendant for the recovery of a debt but it was settled between the parties prior to filing directions in the county court. The settlement was recorded in an agreement between the parties whereby the Defendant was obliged under the terms of the settlement agreement to pay back the debt in 26 weekly instalments. The Defendant paid two of these instalments but has failed to make any further payments since December 2017. I am wondering what is the best way to proceed with this - should we commence new proceedings for breach of contract (i.e. their breach of the settlement agreement) or should we issue threaten a petition to wind the company up? … read more
Jamie-Law
Jamie-Law
5,592 satisfied customers
How does this service work? How much do I pay? by the way.
It is not employment law. It is a question on fraud … read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
Is this a UK or US law site? UK. My mother was informed
My mother was informed retroactively that her commission structure has changed … read more
Ben Jones
Ben Jones
UK Lawyer
Legal Practice Course
9,196 satisfied customers
I had a non trading Ltd company, dormant. My mother was
I had a non trading Ltd company, dormant. My mother was company secretary. I was taken to cbut the forms were sent to a old address, default judgment was entered. The claimant then had a vary and name… read more
Alex J.
Alex J.
Commercial/Corporate
LLB
1,777 satisfied customers
I'm a Steward of a club, I've been informed I should not be
Hello, I'm a Steward of a club, I've been informed I should not be paying rent under ciu law for accommodation. I have been paying this for 11yrs now, it shows on bank satatements as rent and accounts… read more
Jamie-Law
Jamie-Law
5,592 satisfied customers
Im involved in a case were I've been acussed of hitting my
Second opinion] Im involved in a case were I've been acussed of hitting my daughter I've been in for a interview under caution etc but I'm fed up of waiting around what will happen now … read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
My ex partner brought me a car in August we split up in
My ex partner brought me a car in August we split up in January he'd never give me the logbook. But paid for the car tax and it's insured in my name. I have both … read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
I am the defendant in a small claims court dispute The
I am the defendant in a small claims court dispute The claimant has made the following offer: "You agree to withdraw your defence and to submit to judgement in my firms favour which for the avoidance … read more
JimLawyer
JimLawyer
GD Law
88 satisfied customers
I had a non molestation and occupancy order granted against
I had a non molestation and occupancy order granted against my ex partner without him being there, I have another court date but wish to cancel the non mol, can I do this? … read more
Michael Holly
Michael Holly
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
6,684 satisfied customers
I have been caught travelling on a forged ticket and now
Hello, I have been caught travelling on a forged ticket and now received the email that the court papers have been sent. Is that means I will have to come to court and if yes what consequences should … read more
Jo C.
Jo C.
Barrister
70,942 satisfied customers
A company said about me and my company to a 3rd party in my
a company said about me and my company to a 3rd party in my place of work and by mistake they had left it all on my answerphone. Said company was dormant, went 10 years ago, I had nothing to do with t… read more
Michael Holly
Michael Holly
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
6,684 satisfied customers
I had taken antihistamines for an allergy reaction l had for
I had taken antihistamines for an allergy reaction l had for a week and drank a pint of beer so driving home l felt dizzy and l just stopped the car on the main road as l didnt want to cause an accide… read more
Jamie-Law
Jamie-Law
5,592 satisfied customers
My mother was driving my car and went over the speed limit.
My mother was driving my car and went over the speed limit. I never received a Notice of Intended Prosecution as it went to my old address. The reason for this was my V5 address was outdated.I then re… read more
Jo C.
Jo C.
Barrister
70,942 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x