How can I legally find an address from a number plate

How can I legally find an address from a number plate

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Streetrod

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6,438 posts

164 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Hi folks, I need some help, I desperately need to track a guy down but only have his number plate. Can anyone tell me how I can find his address from the plate number? Thanks in advance

RJDM3

1,441 posts

163 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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simple answer is you cant

vteclimey

286 posts

239 months

hidetheelephants

16,183 posts

151 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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There is no legal way of doing it unless the vehicle in question has hit yours or caused other property damage, in which case DVLA may take pity on you. Or you could lie like a cheap watch, but how would you sleep at night?

form V888

Republik

4,525 posts

148 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Out of interest, why?

Streetrod

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6,438 posts

164 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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To be honest the guy has taken a rather large sum of money off me for some plumbing work but has failed to finish the job. I dont have his address details as his work was subcontracted to him by my builder.

I need to serve legal papers to recover my money.

Also we will be serving legal papers to the builders as they are refusing to give me his address as well.

posterboy

1,144 posts

151 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Interesting thread, would like to know too...

plg101

4,106 posts

168 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Streetrod said:
To be honest the guy has taken a rather large sum of money off me for some plumbing work but has failed to finish the job. I dont have his address details as his work was subcontracted to him by my builder.

I need to serve legal papers to recover my money.

Also we will be serving legal papers to the builders as they are refusing to give me his address as well.
If your builder subcontracted the work, then can't you only serve the County Court papers to the builder?

Who did the quote come from, and who did you pay?

Edited by plg101 on Thursday 18th June 17:41

eldar

14,992 posts

154 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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RJDM3 said:
simple answer is you cant
Wrong. You can, with sufficiently good reason. (at least I could, after a couple of attempts)

williamb

4 posts

136 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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I could be wrong, but by saying it's a car that's been illegally parked on your property can get results from the DVLA. Worth a try.

vteclimey

286 posts

239 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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You paid in full before the work was completed?

Do people actually still do that?

Streetrod

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6,438 posts

164 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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vteclimey said:
You paid in full before the work was completed?

Do people actually still do that?
No we didn’t, he will be owed the final payment when the commissioning of our heating system is completed. But he was not able to do this at the time as some final building work was not finished.
He has promised on a number of occasions over the last six weeks to come back and finish it but an excuse always comes up.

Previously I had asked him to also quote for my bathroom refub but his quote was over the top so I went with someone else. Anyway he promised to turn up today, which he did. But as he was walking onto my drive he saw my new plumber and the remains of my bathroom on the drive, he then promptly turned around, got back in his van and drove off. I watched him from my office window. I thought he had forgotten something in his van, to say I was angry, well its not often I lose my rag but today I was pushed over the edge.

I have now had enough therefore I am going legal

Plotloss

67,280 posts

228 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Hello DVLA, yes, I wonder if you could help, someone has dumped a van with this registration mark on my land and I'm wondering if you could tell me who it belongs to so I can contact them. The police are unwilling to help as they say its a civil matter. Small charge you say, no problem, how would I go about paying?

£2.50

Job, job.

Though I have to ask, when you got him to quote for the bathroom and he was too high, did you go back and negotiate or did you just give the work to the lowest bidder?

Streetrod

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6,438 posts

164 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Plotloss said:
Hello DVLA, yes, I wonder if you could help, someone has dumped a van with this registration mark on my land and I'm wondering if you could tell me who it belongs to so I can contact them. The police are unwilling to help as they say its a civil matter. Small charge you say, no problem, how would I go about paying?

£2.50

Job, job.

Though I have to ask, when you got him to quote for the bathroom and he was too high, did you go back and negotiate or did you just give the work to the lowest bidder?
No I gave to the guy who best understood what I wanted, had very good refs and who seemed the most trustworthy (although that is a very subjective thing) Also he was not the cheapest, just cheaper

Vron

2,455 posts

167 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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I feel your pain I was the victim of a Rogue Plumber who cleared off leaving me with a half finished bathroom and endless promises to return. His references were clearly faked. The many problems that have come to light since I have had to have fixed. All I have is his car registration and I would love to drag his stty arse through the Courts as I have emails and texts from him promising to return to finish the work (that was 18 months ago)