Hi. I am finding that local solicitors do not share the view given by yourself, but I am convinced your advice is correct. I have thus concluded that we should proceed by writing to the car holder along the following lines. Is there anything you suggest I might add or subtract to make this letter reflect the position:
CAR REGISTRATION NUMBER: BM53 GJS
I have been given your name and address by the Police, who have informed me that they have written to you in this matter.
In addition, documentation recently provided by the DVLA has shown that when you received the car and a V5C car ownership registration document from Mr Paul Moyes, the V5C showed that neither he nor his company were owners of the car, and that whilst Paul Moyes has been prosecuted and convicted of fraud by the Police, you were in possession of information to be able to determine that the car was not owned by Paul Moyes.
Should you have paid Paul Moyes for provision of the car, the V5C carries a warning as follows: “Thinking of buying this vehicle, buyer beware…do you know how to avoid being tricked into buying a stolen vehicle?” which reminds buyers to “make sure the details in the log book match the details you’ve been given”.
I have attached a copy of the V5C which clearly shows my name and address, and that a transfer of ownership to either Paul Moyes or to yourself had not been given by myself as the owner. The DVLA will warrant that you sent the original of this document to them.
I am now asking you to arrange to return the car to me in the condition in which you obtained it. If I do not hear from you within the next five working days, then I will be proceeding with a court action for the recovery of my property from you, and notifying the Police of further evidence in this matter.
Be assured that my only aim is to secure the return of my car, and that upon its return I have no interest in pursuing the matter beyond this.