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Matbmx1

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371 posts

79 months

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Hi guys

I think ive made a boo boo. I sold my car earlier in the month and got an NIP through yesterday for a speeding offence commited the next day. Well actually 1.30am but technically the next day.

Only problem is that i didnt write down the guys address it was only on the reg document that i sent to the dvla to be updated. What do i do????

I have his mobile number and have put that on the form should i write a note explaining the situation?

Not best pleased but at least the next day so V5 should show that ownership transferred the day before

Matt

Simps

1,575 posts

69 months

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Did you write up a receipt?

robsti

5,310 posts

86 months

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Matbmx1 said:
Hi guys

I think ive made a boo boo. I sold my car earlier in the month and got an NIP through yesterday for a speeding offence commited the next day. Well actually 1.30am but technically the next day.

Only problem is that i didnt write down the guys address it was only on the reg document that i sent to the dvla to be updated. What do i do????

I have his mobile number and have put that on the form should i write a note explaining the situation?

Not best pleased but at least the next day so V5 should show that ownership transferred the day before

Matt
Phone him up saying you found some stuff for the car and ask him for address to send it to him!

dern

13,055 posts

159 months

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If you put the correct date on the v5 when you sent it back to the dvla and that date is before the date of the offence then you're in the clear. Just fill in the form saying you'd sold the car and refer to the dvla for the correct owner.

Matbmx1

Original Poster:

371 posts

79 months

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Cheers guys

I did give him a reciept but didnt keep a copy. Damn it!

I guess ill just pass em on to the dvla as the V5 was dated the 1st and offence took place on the second.

I tried calling him to get an address but his phones off.

Matt
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Robert060379

11,691 posts

63 months

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Speeding ticket or failing to declare the new owner to the DVLA? Rock or Hard place?

esselte

14,626 posts

147 months

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Did you get an aknowledgement of the keeper change from the DVLA?

saleen836

2,314 posts

89 months

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Robert060379 said:
Speeding ticket or failing to declare the new owner to the DVLA? Rock or Hard place?
Think you miss-read what the OP posted! he sold the car and the NIP is dated the day after he sold it.

Somnophore

1,364 posts

56 months

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Just tell them that you didn't work the car at the time. Once you have indicated that it would be up to them to prove it was you driving if they want to prosecute

aw51 121565

3,658 posts

113 months

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saleen836 said:
Robert060379 said:
Speeding ticket or failing to declare the new owner to the DVLA? Rock or Hard place?
Think you miss-read what the OP posted! he sold the car and the NIP is dated the day after he sold it.
And V5C posted to reflect that with the new owner's details; DVLA not yet updated their records smile .

Perhaps OP might explain this, and that new owner details will become apparent in due course (I'm sure this is above).

I'm positive that there is no law that says the new owner's details *must* be retained by the previous keeper - but it makes sense in case of instances like this. Previous keeper has discharged his responsibility to DVLA wrt sending V5C with new owner's details in any case smile .

Risotto

3,172 posts

92 months

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Just forget about it - you sold the car and posted the appropriately dated V5. Any subsequent NIPs aren't your problem.

BillyB

1,118 posts

138 months

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A very similar thing happened to me. DVLA backed up my story that I had sold the car and the new owner was responsible for the ticket.

The idiot then got another ticket that was also sent to me about 2 weeks later. I found out he sold the car shortly afterwards. I suspect he didn't trust himself to drive it at legal speeds.

Nickyboy

3,701 posts

114 months

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My brother had this, the guy who bought his car got a ticket on the way home form picking it up, he sent it back to the relavent people stating this and never heard anything back

mat205125

14,770 posts

93 months

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esselte said:
Did you get an aknowledgement of the keeper change from the DVLA?
The key to coming out of this situation without a blemish on your licence or your wallet.

The DVLA are the most efficient department in the world when it comes to dishing out charges, and collecting revenue, however they are remarkably defficient with these. If you sell a car, and don't get one of these within 2 weeks, ring them up ASAP before they start hassling you for the next road tax payment, or (as with this example) speeding fine.

Having had to spend more time than I'd like talking to the automotons that the DVLA recruit regarding changes in keepers, I never send off a completed logbook without photocopying it and sending it by proof of posting. I also include the time of transfer as well as the date on receipts that I keep, and duplicate for the buyer to protect me from them deciding to go home and flash every camera on their way home.
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