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    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 6th Mar 18, 3:01 PM
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    Transferring ownership from deceased
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    • 6th Mar 18, 3:01 PM
    Transferring ownership from deceased 6th Mar 18 at 3:01 PM
    Hi all,

    My father passed away some time ago and through oversight my mum didn't fill in the V5 to transfer ownership. She is not driving the car and it's parked in the drive off road.

    What date should she put for the transfer and does she need to write to DVLA explaining?

    I guess they would have been notified of death through 'Tell Us Once' and I hope she isn't going to get into trouble.

    Thanks
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    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 6th Mar 18, 3:06 PM
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    I guess they would have been notified of death through 'Tell Us Once' and I hope she isn't going to get into trouble.
    Originally posted by Supernova
    "Tell us Once" would not deal with changing the details of any vehicles owned by your father, it may have cancelled his driving licence, but that is all.

    If he owned the car alone, then it would be part of his estate, so whoever was his executor/administrator can sign the V5 to transfer ownership. But being keeper and being owner are not necessarily the same thing, so it may be it was jointly owned in any case, and not part of his estate at all.

    No-one is going to get into trouble for not updating the V5 - but you do need to make sure the vehicle tax/insurance have been in place (or SORN declared), that is where any issues are going to arise.

    Change of keeper details will mean re-taxing in her name.
    Last edited by TonyMMM; 06-03-2018 at 3:11 PM.
    • jimmy cricket
    • By jimmy cricket 6th Mar 18, 5:02 PM
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    My parents car was in dads name. It was never transferred to my mum. Three years later, she traded it in for a new car and it didn!!!8217;t cause an issue.
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 6th Mar 18, 8:47 PM
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    Thanks guys!

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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:50 AM
    https://www.gov.uk/tell-dvla-about-bereavement/keeping-the-vehicle
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