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i had forgotten to register a vehicle i purchased in my name.

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i had forgotten to register a vehicle i purchased in my name. I have just realised this 3 years later and filled in the forms to send to DVLA so the registration can be sorted out.
I have been getting car tax reminders from DVLA and as such they are aware I am the registered owner but I don't have a registration document in my name.
have I broken the law and will I have problems with this ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

When did you purchase the vehicle please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

june 2010

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Do the DVLA have the right address for you?

It would appear the V5 form was filled out but you just didn't get it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The DVLA have my correct address as they are sending me car tax reminders and my driving licence is registered here.


 


I get regular correspondence from the DVLA at my current address.


 


I have never received the V5 but I know the place I bought the car registered that they had sold it to me and that I was now the owner.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

Its actually for the seller to register the owner and it would seem that this was done at some point because the DVLA know that you are the current owner.

You just need to apply for a fresh document from the DVLA.

Is there anything I can clarify for you?

Jo
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

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