Legal advice needed - Scrapping a Car

Legal advice needed - Scrapping a Car

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aidey2000

Original Poster:

53 posts

113 months

Monday 15th March
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So it's my name on the log book
I have another car that uses the same components

I want to take engine, gearbox, wheels off
but now I've read it HAS to go to a recycling centre
to be legally disposed of ?

I was going to chop it up (separate chassis)
and just let the scrap boys that come around the street have it for the metal?

But after reading I need a certificate of destruction for/from dvla I've put my self on stop ....
until I know more
oh I don't need the number plate.

Any thoughts ....


SwanJack

1,818 posts

239 months

Monday 15th March
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From what I've read once you've taken the bits you want off the car you can get it scrapped at the breakers who will issue the CoD. They might charge you to take it away though as the car doesn't have items of value still attached to it.

Pit Pony

4,765 posts

88 months

Monday 15th March
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aidey2000 said:
So it's my name on the log book
I have another car that uses the same components

I want to take engine, gearbox, wheels off
but now I've read it HAS to go to a recycling centre
to be legally disposed of ?

I was going to chop it up (separate chassis)
and just let the scrap boys that come around the street have it for the metal?

But after reading I need a certificate of destruction for/from dvla I've put my self on stop ....
until I know more
oh I don't need the number plate.

Any thoughts ....
My guess, and it's just a guess, is that if you document where each part is stored, and you Cut The shell up and take a photo of it, and send the V5 to the DVLA explaining that you Cut The shell up as per the photos, they won't exactly care.
Or just sorn it every year. Or send off the v5 with a fake new owner. No dont do that. That's obviously not allowed.

Andy_C77

247 posts

41 months

Monday 29th March
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Legally, you just take the components you need off the car and as long as there’s a shell and the bits you don’t need still attached then a scrapyard will come and take it and they’ll do the rest of the paperwork for the DVLA to. You just give the scrappy the log book and the car. The scrappy does the rest. The scrappy might even pay you for the scrap value of the metal in the car.