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Just write to the DVLA asking them to transfer the ownership of the car to you. They will write to him and ask for his views but since you have the receipt it will not really matter what he says on the point in the long run.
You are not liable for failing to transfer it. It was his responsibility.
in fact, as the registered keeper, it is his duty to tax the car too so I wouldn't panic.
You can always call him and make the point that you can't tax the vehicle because it is still registered to him so he will probably get a fine if he does no transfer the V5 urgently.
That would probably be very effective.
Yes, teh absence of the tax reminder is probably that there are V5 issues.
It depends what your insurance says. Normally actually it refers to the owner rather than the registered keeper.
Yes, it could have that effect.
In fact though, as long as you don't drive it that wouldn't be your problem. The registered keeper has a duty to keep the vehicle taxed and insured. You are not the registered keeper.
Obviously though, if you are caught driving then that is different as the duty is yours to be insured for any vehicle you are driving.
You may but if your insurance is void then you would be driving without insurance.
Another alternative is to get the insurance company to extend it to cover your situation.
Well, he won't be if he receives a fine for failing to tax and insure which actually probably will happen if he doesn't sort this out.
Not if it is just not transferring the V5.
Actually that would normally damage him more than you. It is just that there is insurance in this case that is affected and a looming tax renewal date that causes it to impact on you.
There would be no point in doing that. All he would be doing is paying your road tax for you.
No. It is for him to do the transfer not you.
You need to sort out your insurance but other than that the liability is not yours.
Obviously though you do need to sort the transfer out.
You would have a claim for any actual losses incurred although probably not for legal advice.
If you had to pay extra on your insurance then there is an argument that he is liable for the difference but it is not the best point so I wouldn't bring a suit without knowledge of the risk you may lose.
You could get a solicitor to write to him asking for compensation though although that racks up cost too.
Yes, but I would write to the DVLA as well and send it recorded delivery. You can never trust them.