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Didn't send off Log Book issue

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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SandASandA Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring

we bought a car which ended up having a severe fault (from a car dealer), they took the log book we signed and said they would send it all off for us. We didn't think this would be an issue as they were a business and fairly decent guys. However its now been 10 weeks and I have not received acknowledgement from DVLA. I have now emailed DVLA saying I have not received a letter. Ive seen some people get fines for this sort of thing, however as I have got in contact after 10 weeks since I signed the log book, is it likely that I will receive a fine?

I have also chased up with the garage but have been unable to get in contact over the festive period, I was hoping I would hear from them before getting in touch with DVLA but did not want to leave it any longer.


  • Joe_HornerJoe_Horner Forumite
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    Did they give you the New Keeper slip from the logbook?

    If they did then you can apply for a replacement logbook for no charge. If they didn't then it'll cost you the replacement fee (£25 last I saw).

    You won't be liable for any fines - those go to the previous keeper if they happen.
  • SandASandA Forumite
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    Thats the issue, we purchased the car in early October, we received acknowledgement that we were the new keepers, then the car was returned to the garage a week later, so we are the registered keepers. The car needed to be signed back to the garage, and we filled out our part of the slip and they took it and said they would fill it in tomorrow and send it off for us (it was late at night, we were picking up a replacement car)... so I can only assume they did not send it off for us.
  • muckybuttmuckybutt Forumite
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    So you effectively gave the car back to the dealer ?

    If thats the case you need to tell DVLA the exact date you ceased being the Registered Keeper, give them the dealers name and address - the make and model of the car - the registration of the car, until you have done that you are still liable for any traffic offences or tickets.

    You should always complete the parts where needed when you sell a car, saying you did not know or didnt have time etc is no defence
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  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    They didnt send it off is not a good excuse. Neither is not having time.

    Its your responsibility so you need a better one. How long does it take to post a letter?
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