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Hello I am currently in dispute with the DVLA with regards

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Hello I am currently in dispute with the DVLA with regards XXXXX XXXXX late licensing penalty which I believe I do not owe. The reason I believe this is that I sold the vehicle and informed the DVLA prior to the vehicles road tax expiring. The DVLA argue that they never received my notification of transfer of owner and as such I am liable for the vehicles road tax and late licensing penalty. They have just informed me that the interpretations act of 1978 does not apply to them and that I would have to prove that they received my correspondence. Obviously I cannot do this as I cannot prove what I put in the envelope and no longer have the proof of postage. I am considering going to court over this, does the Interpretations act 1978 apply and I would I be able to use it as a basis for my defense?

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

I have been asked to look at this.

Your duty is discharged when you place the V5 in the post.

However, if the DVLA do not receive it then you have to raise some evidence that you did send it. Its usually a good idea to send it out recorded delivery.

In any event, if you haven't done that then that is a disadvantage but there is no point in crying over spilt milk.

All you can do is go to court and give evidence that you did post it and give as much information as you can in the hope that the Court will believe you.

Sadly there are no magic wands though I'm afraid.

If the court rejects your argument then you will be liable. If not, then you will not.

I'm very sorry.

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Experience: Over 5 years in practice.
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