So you do not have a current address. You can write to his
last known address and I would do that but I would also write to the DVLA with
form 888 https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla
watch the fee I seem to remember is 2 pounds and explain
exactly why you want the registered keepers details and they will let you have
his details. I do expect they will be the same as his last address but then, if
he comes back and says that you should have got hold of him, and he decides to
take you to the Small Claims Court, you can produce the letter sent to his last
known address and you can produce the response from the DVLA which shows that
you had done all that was reasonable to find out where he lives before taking
So, once you have his address (whatever that address is) from DVLA, right to him at that address
and tell him that he has until Friday, 11 October 2013, to remove the car
failing which it will be removed for scrap and if there are any proceeds from the
sale, they will be donated to charity.
If he has not collected it by 11 October, the following
week, tell the police what you are doing and make a note of the date and who
you speak to. They will not be the least bit interested but you need it on the
record that you did that.
Then ring the scrap man and asking to come and take it. He
may ask for details of you ringing the police and the letters that you have
written to the owner and if so, let him have them.
Does that answer the question? Can I assist further?