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    • samsung laptop
    • By samsung laptop 17th Oct 16, 12:17 PM
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    Car I bought don't have sellers name on the log book
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:17 PM
    Car I bought don't have sellers name on the log book 17th Oct 16 at 12:17 PM
    I've just received the log book for the car I bought from a private seller but it's showing a different name and address to the person I bought it from so should I be worried about anything.
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    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 17th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
    How long had they owned it? Are you sure it was a private seller and not a trader masquerading as private? Did you ask why there was an anomaly before buying it?
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 17th Oct 16, 12:20 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:20 PM
    I've just received the log book for the car I bought from a private seller but it's showing a different name and address to the person I bought it from so should I be worried about anything.
    Originally posted by samsung laptop


    Possibly, but the time to worry about that was before you bought the car.


    First thing you check is whether it's the seller's to sell, and if their name isn't on the V5 that'd be well worth questioning (yes, I know V5 does not imply ownership, but it would prompt me to ask for an explanation).
    • samsung laptop
    • By samsung laptop 17th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
    How long had they owned it? Are you sure it was a private seller and not a trader masquerading as private? Did you ask why there was an anomaly before buying it?
    Originally posted by tykesi
    When I received the log book I did wonder if they was a trader and not a private seller. I'm not sure how long they owned the car but it wasn't taxed for 2 months and it didn't have any insurance. I don't know what anomaly means.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 17th Oct 16, 2:38 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:38 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:38 PM
    I don't know what anomaly means.
    Originally posted by samsung laptop
    Something out of place, a mismatch.


    The first time I bought a car privately (before the WWW) - I found exactly that situation and was worried for a bit. Nothing ever came of it.
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    • konark
    • By konark 18th Oct 16, 1:26 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:26 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:26 AM
    Could have been selling for a friend/relative.

    Or was a home trader.

    It could be a big problem or no problem at all. If address on V5 is local call round and ask why their name is on a V5 of a car you bought from someone else.
    • straighttalker
    • By straighttalker 18th Oct 16, 3:06 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 3:06 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 3:06 AM
    If you've got the V5 in your name now, I'd say the risk of something coming back is minimal and not worth worrying about.
    • samsung laptop
    • By samsung laptop 18th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
    Could have been selling for a friend/relative.

    Or was a home trader.

    It could be a big problem or no problem at all. If address on V5 is local call round and ask why their name is on a V5 of a car you bought from someone else.
    Originally posted by konark
    I did wonder if they was selling the car for someone else but wouldn't they have said. I live about 17 miles away from the person on the log book.
    • kmb500
    • By kmb500 18th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
    Personally I would call them up again and find out why. It's probably fine, but just to put your mind at rest.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 18th Oct 16, 11:57 AM
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    I did wonder if they was selling the car for someone else but wouldn't they have said. I live about 17 miles away from the person on the log book.
    Originally posted by samsung laptop
    They wouldn't say if you don't ask. Unfortunately the time to ask is before you buy. It may be nothing or it may be a dealer trying to sell privately to evade any responsibility. In that instance they certainly wouldn't volunteer that they were not the owner.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 18th Oct 16, 1:10 PM
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    Yeah if it's local I'd go and ask, more than likely they've traded it in and the dealer never updated and has pretended to be private. If you'd done an HPI it's not been recorded as stolen.

    They'll probably be able to tell you a lot more about it's history and flaws, too
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Oct 16, 3:08 PM
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    Did you see the log book before buying? Was it a duplicate replacement one?

    I would be wondering if they have a logbook loan on it.
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    • takman
    • By takman 18th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    I've just received the log book for the car I bought from a private seller but it's showing a different name and address to the person I bought it from so should I be worried about anything.
    Originally posted by samsung laptop
    Well when you carried out the HPI check did that show all the correct information?. If it was stolen then it would have showed on the HPI check.

    If you ever buy a car again always check all the paperwork and as part of a full HPI check you can even check the log book number is valid. You should have also checked that the chassis number matches the log book too.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    Well when you carried out the HPI check did that show all the correct information?. If it was stolen then it would have showed on the HPI check.

    If you ever buy a car again always check all the paperwork and as part of a full HPI check you can even check the log book number is valid. You should have also checked that the chassis number matches the log book too.
    Originally posted by takman
    Not if they stole it recently, owner on holiday etc. It will only show on the HPI when the insurance pay out and they dont report it instantly either.
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    • takman
    • By takman 18th Oct 16, 10:09 PM
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    Not if they stole it recently, owner on holiday etc. It will only show on the HPI when the insurance pay out and they dont report it instantly either.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Well a HPI CHECK comes with a £30,000 guarantee that all the information they give you is correct and up-to-date. So if it turned out to be stolen you can claim your money back using this guarantee.
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    • By ---lee--- 19th Oct 16, 11:27 AM
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    #15, I'm sure there will be a get out clause for that guarantee along the lines that if it's not been reported stolen, they won't show it as stolen.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to post that there can be perfectly innocent reasons for this. The last car I bought was from a teacher. It did not have his current address as he had recently moved. In theory, that should be a red flag but in real life it's never that black and white so judgment is required. I was happy to continue with the purchase and the amount at risk was relatively low. If it had been a £30k transaction, I might have been more nervous.
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