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SORN and registration info needed

PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:02 pm

Some help needed here as I don't understand the rules about SORN, can anyone explain the position when a car that has not been taxed since 2002 is bought? the guy has never received any notifications or demands but he has a VC5 document although it was never SORNED.
If I were to buy the car would I have any problems with registration or any other problems?
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon May 16, 2011 4:48 pm

I doubt if there is a problem.

To be sure, it makes most sense to just phone the DVLC.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:52 pm

The car is pre SORN and therefore does not need to be registered as such. The DVLA record is probably 'dormant' but will resurrect with a change of keeper. You won't need to declare SORN until the car is next MOT'd and you want to lay it up in the future.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:00 pm

As elan fan1 one says its pre SORN. I have the same situation with the S$ I'm rebuilding.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:12 pm

Hi

I had the same thing with a Mini I bought last year; it was not SORN and I did not have a log book with the car. I applied for the Log book and got a letter back from the DVLA saying I may be liable as it is not SORN. As yet I have not heard back from them.

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Mon May 16, 2011 6:57 pm

mark030358 wrote:As elan fan1 one says its pre SORN. I have the same situation with the S$ I'm rebuilding.

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I don't pretend to understand the rules but the DirectGov website says only vehicles which were last taxed before 31 Jan 1998 are exempt, this one was taxed in 2002........

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/UntaxedVehicle/DG_069727

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon May 16, 2011 8:17 pm

Hmm....conflicting thoughts, is life never simple (rhetorical question) Oh well, deal is done and now there will be an S3 SE FHC in the stable as well :D ....what is it with Lotus...is it a disease....anyway thanks for the replies.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue May 17, 2011 12:45 pm

Brian, you just need to find a nice S1 now and you'll have the box-set. May need a bigger stable though :D

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue May 17, 2011 1:49 pm

Roger, good idea but keep your voice down ....SWMBO may be listening :lol: .... thought about coming round to your place to see if you had a bit of spare space to let :roll: have you fired it up and are you rolling yet?
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue May 17, 2011 4:01 pm

types26/36 wrote:have you fired it up and are you rolling yet?

Not yet :oops: Lots of excuses though :roll:
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PostPost by: elansprint » Tue May 17, 2011 4:09 pm

The registration should not be a problem i guess the sods will hit you with a ?60 fine for something the PO never did
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed May 18, 2011 1:19 pm

elansprint wrote:The registration should not be a problem i guess the sods will hit you with a ?60 fine for something the PO never did
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If they do, don't pay it & refer them to the previous owner for payment. In my Opinion.
Provided that you re-register or SORN it as soon as possible after buying it you have done nothing wrong.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed May 18, 2011 5:09 pm

[quote="billwill"]refer them to the previous owner for payment. In my Opinion.quote]

You are quite right as I spoke to the DVLA and I am not responsible for anything previous to the date when I bought :D
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