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Thanks for the quick answer.
I think let us look at the root of the issue. I am not a UK resident and I do not hold a UK licence. I hold a South African drivers licence which is always recognised in the UK when I am there on holiday.
I want to buy a UK vehicle to use there when I am on holiday but the authorities will not register it without insurance. Wherever I apply I get asked the same question, "Am I a resident of the UK and do I hold a full UK drivers licence"
Based on that I was getting the impression that it was possibly againnst the law for a "Non UK Resident" to own a vehicle in the UK.
If I can legally own a vehicle in the UK then surely I must be permitted to buy insurance? let us accept that there is no other reason such as driving history and so on to offend the insurer.
Can you comment on whether I am legally allowed to purchase a vehicle and secondly as to whether I can be refused insurance on the grounds that I am a foreigner?
But when I hire a vehicle in the UK I get insurance even though I am a foreigner living abroad? Is that not an equal opportunity conflict?
Is there a law that says a foriegner living abroad may not own a vehicle in the UK?
So I am permitted to own a vehicle in the UK which will be registered at a family members address in Canterbury but I will not be able to register it as I can't get the required insurance for MOT and Tax? This seems to be a catch 22 situation? Would you comment on this a a final one.
Is there anything else you could recommend?
If I ask "Just Answer" for the name of a Motor Insurance Company who will insure me do you think it is something they would be able to answer?
Sorry I am not trying to labour this, but if I legally purchase the motorhome in the UK and register it at the address of my niece, then as per your answer above in line 2, is it owned in the UK.
if that is the case, then how do I register it if I cant get insurance.
Last question: If I want to continue my discussion with you in the same line, but changing the direction of my question altogether, how do I ask another paid question and ensure you answer it not someone else?