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Buachaill, Barrister
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Experience:  Barrister 17 years experience
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I had accident 3 years ago and the car was written off and

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i had accident 3 years ago and the car was written off and a settlement was agreed i heard nothing else until a few months ago i now keep getting parking tickets also non payment of road tax congestion charges i got in touch with the dvla they told me the vehicle was still in my name advised me to get in touch with the insurance company who made the settlement who i had sent all the documents to this i did on the 29/07/15 ive heard nothing from the dvla not sure what to do next
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
1. Here, what has happened is that your written off car has been sold again within the car trade to some panel beater or garage owner who has then sold it on to someone else after repairing it in some fashion. So there is now some new owner driving around in your former car, who has not transferred the registration of your old vehicle into their own name. So this is why you still keep getting parking tickets. It is a form of fraud keeping the car in your name, as it avoids any personal conviction for such things as parking tickets. I would advise you to personally transfer the registration of the vehicle to the insurance company. Get a change of ownership form and transfer the ownership to the insurance company. Attend at their offices and get a signature authorising this change in ownership. Once the ownership is in the name of the insurance company, they will quickly do something about it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thanks will follow your advice

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
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