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I have sold my car last year in October and sent off the log book to the DVLA with new keepers details, unfortunately DVLA has never received the paper works (what they are saying). Approx. 4 weeks ago...
I recently purchased a used car from a trader, the advert stated that the car only had one owner, however when I got my V5 I realised that it had 3 previous owners. I would never have purchased the car...
I have just discovered that the VIN in my logbook has two errors, one wrong letter and a missing letter. The MOT certificate is correct. Is this likely to cause any problems? i.e. should I 'let sleeping...
I bought a car two weeks ago from a garage. When I sent off for the log book the DVLA said it needed a VC check before it could issue one. I have contacted the garage and they said it could be anything...
I am about to buy a BMW 3-Series through Broadspeed (online). The deal means the car would be registered first by the dealer and I would receive the V5 after approx 1-2 weeks, and be the second owner....
My partner and I are moving in together, she's selling her house. However in her garage is a car owned by her late partner who died four years ago. Frustratingly, he left no will or instructions and after...
I wish more people would understand that the staff at the DVLA are doing the best they can with, as you say, limited resources. I had to ask for two V5s for cars owned by an elderly relative suffering...
I have lost the registration document for my Volvo. Please can you advise me as to what I should do to obtain a replacement?
Just to add to the previous advice you gave about notifying the DVLA when you sell/part-ex a vehicle. I recently did a part-ex and the dealer kindly offered to send my Part 9 of the V5C registration document...
You probably think I'm paranoid but based on the DVLA's propensity to fine everyone for everything whenever possible I thought I'd better check with you to see if can offer any advice (other than to get...
 

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