Short term car insurance?

Car's sat on the drive uninsured, whilst I work away in another country.
On my return, can I insurance and drive the car for one month whilst I am here? Is this what they call 'temporary' insurance? The car is registered in my name.

Can someone else drive that car whilst i am away if they get their own insurance? It won't be insured by me and the ownership will still be in my name.

Getting all mixed-up and confused by all of this.

Thanks

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  • If the car isn't declared as SORN, then you might find the DVLA take you to court under the continuous insurance law. Assuming it is SORn, it will have to be taxed before use too. What is the MOT status?
  • Roger-D
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    If the car isn't declared as SORN, then you might find the DVLA take you to court under the continuous insurance law. Assuming it is SORn, it will have to be taxed before use too. What is the MOT status?
    Thanks for your reply.
    The car is currently Sorn. It has MOT. Obvs if we were to drive it, either myself or the friend, then we would get it Taxed as normal.
    It's the insurance situation that we're getting all confused about.
    I'm aware that you can take out temp insurance to 'borrow' a car from a friend or parent etc but it needs to have it's own full insurance I believe.
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 8,907
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    Roger-D said:
    Car's sat on the drive uninsured, whilst I work away in another country.
    On my return, can I insurance and drive the car for one month whilst I am here? Is this what they call 'temporary' insurance? The car is registered in my name.

    Can someone else drive that car whilst i am away if they get their own insurance? It won't be insured by me and the ownership will still be in my name.
    It is but a duration of a month can be expensive on temp insurance and you may find it cheaper to buy an annual policy with a low cancellation fee... certainly if its more than a month then its probable.

    Someone else can insure, and tax, it as long as they correctly declare who the registered owner and keeper is. Depending on their relationship to you it may be easy or a bit more expensive. 
  • I just got a quote for 4 weeks, £240.
    Not great but not to bad.
    Confused.com
  • Roger-D
    Roger-D Posts: 41
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    I just got a quote for 4 weeks, £240.
    Not great but not to bad.
    Confused.com
    Wow!
    My insurance is less than that for 12 months. Admiral
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