Selling a deceased persons car  
Selling a deceased persons car - Chas{P}
My father passed away a few weeks ago and I am going to sell, on behalf of my mother, his car. There are a few questions I have that I’m sure the Forum can help with:

1.My Father is the registered keeper on the Registration document. Can I, or my mother sign the transfer part on his behalf or what happens regarding the DVLA.

2.What happens regarding temporarily insuring a deceased registered keeper's vehicle or will it have to be transferred in to say my mothers name first.

BTW the car has not been used on the road since his death as the existing insurance, in his name, I know would be invalid.

If anyone can advise I would be grateful.

Charles

Tags: legal dvla insurance documents V5C

Selling a deceased persons car - Mark (RLBS)
Most insurance companies will allow a temporary period whereby someone who was already a named driver would be allowed to continue to drive the vehicle for a shrot period of time.

On speaking with them, you would normally find that a close relative could also be added for a brief period.

If your Mother had been a named driver and wished to keep the insurance, they would normally transfer it into her neame, including the NCD.

Having said that, much depends on the insurer that you are using.
Selling a deceased persons car - pdc {P}
Who ever has power of probate can sign on the deceased part.
Selling a deceased persons car - RichardW
I did this for my Grandfather not so long ago.

1. We were able to extend the insurance to cover my sister (already named driver) for a month or two after his death.

2. We transferred the car to my Sister so I, as co-executor, signed the V5 (we thought it would have looked a bit sus if my sister - other executor - had signed both as seller and keeper!). I think I wrote "Executor of " or similar under my signature.

Pdc makes a good point that you can't legally dispose of any assets until you have a grant of probate.


RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
Selling a deceased persons car - DavidHM
Have a look here:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=15185
Selling a deceased persons car - Hugo {P}
Hi Charles

Have you thought about keeping it as opposed to that Astra you've been moaning about?

Hugo
Selling a deceased persons car - Chas{P}
Hugo

>Have you thought about keeping it as opposed to that Astra you've been moaning about?

Have thought about it but it is not what we’re after really. It’s a year older, thirstier and not a hatch or estate.

The Astra cannot be off loaded that easily. If I sell it locally I’m sure it would come back to haunt me with some horrendous mechanical failure and some bloke wanting his money back.

I always maintain my cars to the letter as you know but my last two cars have let me down in a major way.

Granada with its damp fusebox, autobox, and cat. =£1200 in unnecessary repairs.

Astra with its premature cambelt failure and the recent headgasket failure. =£1300 in unnecessary repairs.

Both cars had/have a FSH and extra oil changes and all wear and tear repairs carried out promptly but hey, why do I bother! It doesn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference to reliability although it definitely should.

The AA patrolman, looking at the clean oil on the Astras dipstick, summed it up by saying ‘some cars just kick you in the teeth’. I’ve had two in a row!

Charles

BTW Thanks to all on the insurance/DVLA advice - much appreciated.
Selling a deceased persons car - eMBe {P}
.. My Father is the registered keeper on the Registration document. ..>>


Remember - A common mistake is to assume that "registered keeper" is equivalent to "legal owner". Not necessarily so. How you apply this fact to your advantage in your situation is up to you. ( I am not sure how a deceased person is supposed to notify DVLA of the fact that they are not the keeper any more).
Selling a deceased persons car - No Do$h
>>( I am not sure how a deceased person is
supposed to notify DVLA of the fact that they are not
the keeper any more).

>>

Oh the tact! Oh the sensibility!

For goodness sake......
Selling a deceased persons car - DavidHM
The deceased's executors or personal representatives take over that role.

As for the registration document not proving ownership of the car, just who the registered keeper is - that's true, but in any dispute, the courts would want other evidence before coming to a conclusion contradicting the V5.

In the absence of other evidence, such as a bill of sale, then it's pretty much conclusive.

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