Can I insist on insurance cover for potential buyers?

I know when selling a car the buyer has to have insurance, but this is usually only third party cover. All well and good for the third party in an accident, but I would be left with a damaged car and no sale if something happened on a test drive. Can I insist on fully comprehensive cover, or is this too much to ask of a potential buyer?

Asked on 12 November 2021 by Steve Atkinson

Answered by Dan Powell
You can ask the potential buyer to organise short-term test drive car insurance (many insurers offer this service). However, while this will give you complete peace of mind, I question how many buyers will be willing to pay for this out of their own pocket.
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