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Stu_1.4

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451 posts

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I've been to look at a car at an extremeley good price.

However, the owner has lost the documents due to moving house.

This set alarm bells ringing, so i had it HPi checked and it was all fine. It just had 7 previous owners.

It has 10 months of tax and the owner assures me it has MOT, but without the logbook or MOT certificate i can't be sure.

So how can i find out how long the MOT is for, or if it actually has it? I looked on the DVLA website, but they require a reference number from the logbook to allow them to send me another certificate.


Risotto

3,226 posts

99 months

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http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/ but I think you still need the reference on the V5. Without it, I'm not sure you'll be able to find out.

Edited by Risotto on Tuesday 29th September 18:30

geek_in_the_pink

79 posts

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Ask the seller where it was MOT.ed and call the garage direct. Personally I'd never buy a car without the V5 though.

Stu_1.4

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geek_in_the_pink said:
Ask the seller where it was MOT.ed and call the garage direct. Personally I'd never buy a car without the V5 though.
The seller didn't MOT it, so he doesn't know where it was done. He just had the certificate then lost it.

geek_in_the_pink

79 posts

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Stu_1.4 said:
geek_in_the_pink said:
Ask the seller where it was MOT.ed and call the garage direct. Personally I'd never buy a car without the V5 though.
The seller didn't MOT it, so he doesn't know where it was done. He just had the certificate then lost it.
Take it he hasn't had the car than long then? Why's he selling it so soon? Whats wrong with it?
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LuS1fer

31,784 posts

132 months

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Worth checking even if you have the MOT and logbook as the list of advisories can be quite compelling reading...

StevenB

409 posts

84 months

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Get him to apply for a new log book and take the car for another MOT

Stu_1.4

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He hasnt had it long and he's selling due to no longer being able to afford to run it.

Its at the sort of price, where i would buy it even without MOT. It would just be useful to know if it did, for a legal reason to know wheter i could drive it back.


geek_in_the_pink

79 posts

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Stu_1.4 said:
He hasnt had it long and he's selling due to no longer being able to afford to run it.

Its at the sort of price, where i would buy it even without MOT. It would just be useful to know if it did, for a legal reason to know wheter i could drive it back.
If you're not worried about it having an MOT then just book it in to one near your house and drive it straight there after you buy it, then your legal.

PompeyPaul

243 posts

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[/quote] If you're not worried about it having an MOT then just book it in to one near your house and drive it straight there after you buy it, then your legal.
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Assuming there isn't something hurrendous wrong with it and it didn't fail it's last MOT on that! As long as you are 100% the seller is legit....

Rollcage

11,311 posts

79 months

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If you phone VOSA and give them the reg number ,they might tell you if the car has a current MOT certificate. I have done this in the past, so it is possible.
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