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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 16th Sep 17, 9:48 AM
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    SORN and UN-Sorn
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:48 AM
    SORN and UN-Sorn 16th Sep 17 at 9:48 AM
    I have an insured car in my garage that I just use in the summer (or on sunny winter weekends if I'm not working)

    Up until now I've kept it taxed all the time.

    The thing is, I know i'm going to be busy now till at least Feb/March so I'm thinking I may as well SORN it.

    My question is (and I did have a look at the .gov website but it was'nt overly clear on the Sorn page), Lets say I sorn it today and in January I discover I can take a weekend off work and that weekend is forcast nice. Can I just Sorn it for that month and then Un-Sorn it straight after?

    Cheers
    Last edited by docmatt; 16-09-2017 at 10:30 AM.
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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 16th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
    ......Lets say I sorn it today and in January I discover I can take a weekend off work and that weekend is forcast nice. Can I just insure it for that month and then Sorn it straight after?

    Cheers
    Originally posted by docmatt


    You need to be insured at all times unless you sorn.
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 16th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
    You need to be insured at all times unless you sorn.
    Originally posted by Quentin
    Sorry, I completely messed up with my question. I had insurance on the brain and typed the word insurance instead of Sorn.

    I've since edited my question to say Can I just Sorn it and then un sorn it, not insure it!

    (It's insured all the time)
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 16th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
    Yes you can unsorn at any time.

    You will need to tax it each time you unsorn
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 16th Sep 17, 4:55 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 4:55 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 4:55 PM
    You just need to tax and insure it, but if your only using it for a few days or a weekend then your going to pay the full months tax.

    So you tax/insure and use it this weekend. Then Monday you SORN it. You will have paid this months tax in full. Then next week or 2 weeks time you want to use it again. You will be paying the same tax.

    Also regarding the insurance short term cover is fairly costly. You can sometimes insure a car for months for the same cost as a couple of days cover.

    Ive had classic car cover for around £100 a year, no no claims needed but you do need a main car with no claims to get accepted for this particular policy.
    Classic Mini under £90, MGB GT £90, V8 Classic Range Rover £100 a year.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
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