Q

SELLING A CAR AFTER THE OWNER DIES: How can I sell a car after the owner has died?

A

If a driver has died, send the person’s driving licence and registration certificate (V5C) to DVLA.

Include a letter with the documents explaining:

  • your relationship to the person who has died
  • the date of death
  • their name, address and date of birth

If you don’t have the V5C then just send the letter.

https://www.gov.uk/tell-dvla-about-bereavement/overview

2. Keeping the vehicle

What you have to do depends on if you have the vehicle’s V5C registration certificate.

If you have the V5C registration certificate

You need to:

  • fill in section 6 ‘new keeper details’
  • sign and date the ‘new keeper declaration’
  • tear off and keep the green V5C/2 ‘new keeper’s supplement’

Send the V5C registration certificate to the DVLA Sensitive Casework Team. Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’s died and the date of death.

Sensitive Casework Team
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1ZZ

You should get a new registration certificate within 4 weeks of DVLA getting your letter and V5C.

If you don’t have the V5C registration certificate

You also need to fill in a V62 ‘Application for a vehicle registration certificate’ form and send this with the fee to the DVLA Sensitive Casework Team.

Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’s died and date of death.

 

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