Should I buy a camper van if the seller only has the V5 slip?

Bidding on a camper van on Ebay - guy says he only has the V5 new keeper part of the logbook. He said he took the van on part exchange and I can see that he buys and sells vehicles. Can I trust him with this? Is this only because he recently bought the van to sell on?

Asked on 5 January 2017 by Emma

Answered by Honest John
Basically, yes. I guess he's a home trader. The vendor/part exchanger should have filled in the bit that says he sold it to a trader. The question to ask is whether it's taxed. I don't think it can be, so unless he has trade plates and trade insurance I don't see how you can legally test drive the camper.
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