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As title. How easy/ cost & cost of number plates to be made too? Thanks Read More
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As title. How easy/ cost & cost of number plates to be made too?

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Stevieg786
Hi, I have a private plate on my car and I want to go back to the original plate I had.

Where do I go to get these forms that I need to fill? (I dont have a printer?)

Thanks .


Do you have Google?

https://emaildvla.direct.gov.uk/emaildvla/cegemail/dvla/en/index.html

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#1
Costs £105 (includes putting plate back on another car) fairly easy to do, one form to fill in from DVLA office, need to take your mot and log book with you and thats it! they say it takes upto 10 days to get the docs back.
#2
Taf
Costs £105 (includes putting plate back on another car) fairly easy to do, one form to fill in from DVLA office, need to take your mot and log book with you and thats it! they say it takes upto 10 days to get the docs back.

Thanks for that. I have just seen the form about it & it says it is £80 to transfer number & then a section about retention & cost is £105?

If i was to sell to a friend will it be £80 for them to transfer the personalised number to there car & another £80 for me to transfer the original number plate back yes? thanks
#3
Its £80 to take the plate off and £25 to put it on retention for a year, this includes assigning a plate back to your car, (not guaranteed to be the original one but more then likely will be) im not sure if you can sell the plate with out putting it on retention - Total £105....
#4
Its best to ask at the dvla office regards selling the plate or transferring it straight to another car, ive never done that.
banned#5
It's £80 to transfer a plate. This includes putting the private plate on the new car and re-registering the old car with a normal plate. This may or may not be the same a the original reg number. If you need plates made up then you should be no more than £20 a set.

Retention is only used if you take the private plate off your existing car and don't want it on a new vehicle. It costs £105 which includes the transfer to a new vehicle as and when you need it and a £25 retention fee. This retention fee is payable yearly for as long as you don't transfer the plate to a new car and want to retain the right to the private plate. The DVLA can take the private plate back if you don't pay the fee or don't want the plate any more.
#6
Thank you for the replies again really helpful :)

So if i was to transfer the private plate to my friend & I may get my old plate back will cost me £80

Or

I get my old plate back & sell private plate a while after within the first year to someone will cost me £105.

Will the other buyer not have to pay a fee too? Thanks
banned#7
It dosent cost anything if you want to remove the cherished plate to the vehicles original number. Just go the the dvla and request the cherish removed from the vehicle, HOWEVER you will lose the "private number" as dvla will take it back.
#8
Ok i see but the number plate is worth quite a bit so would like that money to pay towards my mortgage as don't mind having the normal plate thats all. Thanks
banned#9
Transferring it to a friend - £80

Taking it off your car but not putting it on another -£105. This includes the £80 fee for putting it back on a vehicle as an when you decide to
banned#10
Plus it's easier to sell the plate on a retention certificate. It's less complicated
#11
dimebars
Transferring it to a friend - £80

Taking it off your car but not putting it on another -£105. This includes the £80 fee for putting it back on a vehicle as an when you decide to
dimebars
Plus it's easier to sell the plate on a retention certificate. It's less complicated

Superb thank you. Best to get the cert unless i am selling to a friend then it seems :)
#12
Hi I've sold my car with my private plate on and I'm having trouble contacting the owner for the registration doc and mot, so I can put it on retention. Is there anything I can do?
#13
estelleriley
Hi I've sold my car with my private plate on and I'm having trouble contacting the owner for the registration doc and mot, so I can put it on retention. Is there anything I can do?

Yeah, ring the DVLA on 0300 790 6802
#14
Get screw driver....
#15
estelleriley
Hi I've sold my car with my private plate on and I'm having trouble contacting the owner for the registration doc and mot, so I can put it on retention. Is there anything I can do?

SOrry to tell you this but you should have sent paperwork to DVLA prior to selling the vehicle. You have transferred ownership of the vehicle (including the plate) to someone else now.
#16
I'm buying a car with a private plate, which the owner wants to keep, i take it it's his responsability to change them over?
#17
Help! I'm little confused as to what I have/need/should do.
I've recently bought a vehicle with a private plate and now the previous owner wants it back. I have no problem with this but need to know what to do?
I've been looking around and seen I need fill out an authorisation form for him to have the plates?
Any help would be appreciated!
#18
phoenix5
Help! I'm little confused as to what I have/need/should do.
I've recently bought a vehicle with a private plate and now the previous owner wants it back. I have no problem with this but need to know what to do?
I've been looking around and seen I need fill out an authorisation form for him to have the plates?
Any help would be appreciated!


You now own the rights to that number plate, the previous owner passed the rights to you when you bought the car.

The problem is the previous owners, not yours.

If you intend to let him/her have the number back, make certain that all costs and paperwork etc. involved are paid for by the previous owner.
#19
Inactive
phoenix5
Help! I'm little confused as to what I have/need/should do.
I've recently bought a vehicle with a private plate and now the previous owner wants it back. I have no problem with this but need to know what to do?
I've been looking around and seen I need fill out an authorisation form for him to have the plates?
Any help would be appreciated!

You now own the rights to that number plate, the previous owner passed the rights to you when you bought the car.

The problem is the previous owners, not yours.

If you intend to let him/her have the number back, make certain that all costs and paperwork etc. involved are paid for by the previous owner.

I would also get a value for the number plate, could be worth a fortune, you never know.
#20
I'm buying a car with a "normal" reg plate and I want to buy a personalised plate to put on it instead (e.g. 123BMW). I don't need to keep the old plate as when I sell the car in 5 years time or so I'll sell it with the personalised plate. So is the cost just the £80 transfer fee?
#21
we44
I'm buying a car with a "normal" reg plate and I want to buy a personalised plate to put on it instead (e.g. 123BMW). I don't need to keep the old plate as when I sell the car in 5 years time or so I'll sell it with the personalised plate. So is the cost just the £80 transfer fee?

When you buy your plate you will pay the £80 fee at the same time. Once you receive it its just a case of putting the plates on(if you bought plates with it) or getting plates made up and then letting your insurance company know.

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Feb 26, 2014 09:56
#22
takethatfan1978
we44
I'm buying a car with a "normal" reg plate and I want to buy a personalised plate to put on it instead (e.g. 123BMW). I don't need to keep the old plate as when I sell the car in 5 years time or so I'll sell it with the personalised plate. So is the cost just the £80 transfer fee?

When you buy your plate you will pay the £80 fee at the same time. Once you receive it its just a case of putting the plates on(if you bought plates with it) or getting plates made up and then letting your insurance company know.

Hi there. is this the fee to put transfer the plate on to the car?

As I would like to buy one of the 14 plate numbers but not got a 14 plate car so was going to stick it on retention for 3 years or so.

Any ideas how much that will be per year? thanks
#23
£25 a year for retention. I did the same last year, bought a 13 plate reg to stick away for a couple of years till i get a 13 or newer car.
#24
peodude
£25 a year for retention. I did the same last year, bought a 13 plate reg to stick away for a couple of years till i get a 13 or newer car.

Superb thank you :)

May have to get the plate now then.. where was that you bought it from as there are many different companies & I don't know which ones are legal?
#25
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?
#26
HotUkDale
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?

I have never heard of them

I sorted mine with this company

http://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk

All easy enough and no problems
#27
HotUkDale
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?

I got mine through them years ago. If its the ones based in Preston I believe then yeah theyre all good.
#28
takethatfan1978
HotUkDale
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?

I have never heard of them

I sorted mine with this company

http://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk

All easy enough and no problems

Always buy direct through DVLA unless it's a previously owned one in which case they won't have it. A lot of agents make plates look cheaper to buy through them but then add hidden costs such as VAT and additional management costs (ongoing in some cases so you never actually own the rights to the number plate).
E.g. JB14 JOE is £1299 all in direct from DVLA.
nationalnumber quote a 'discounted' £1199 and then add VAT and £80 transfer fee bring the total to £1518.80. VAT and transfer are included in DVLA's £1299.



Edited By: SuffolkLad222 on Mar 06, 2014 15:10: Correction
#29
SuffolkLad222
takethatfan1978
HotUkDale
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?

I have never heard of them

I sorted mine with this company

http://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk

All easy enough and no problems

Always buy direct through DVLA unless it's a previously owned one in which case they won't have it. A lot of agents make plates look cheaper to buy through them but then add hidden costs such as VAT and additional management costs (ongoing in some cases so you never actually own the rights to the number plate).
E.g. JB14 JOE is £1299 all in direct from DVLA.
nationalnumber quote a 'discounted' £1199 and then add VAT and £80 transfer fee bring the total to £1518.80. VAT and transfer are included in DVLA's £1299.



I bought mine 5 years ago so I think all is safe and well. It has been transferred to two cars since and no problems!!

The price I paid for mine at the time through national numbers was the cheapest and I did do my research.

I am actually looking for a new one but definitely can't get it anywhere so someone must already have it.

Price matching with plates is no different to price matching with anything else. Not really rocket science :)
#30
Yes I am think VAT cost is hidden on the price but I will need to stick the new plate on retention so is it wise to just use DVLA? Thanks
#31
HotUkDale
Yes I am think VAT cost is hidden on the price but I will need to stick the new plate on retention so is it wise to just use DVLA? Thanks

It sounds like it's worth shopping around. There are several sites, just Google cherished numbers and check prices on each. Just remember that DVLA's price is all inclusive, but most, if not all others add VAT and transfer fee. I've purchased 2 before and subsequently helped friends find the best deal and in each case DVLA were the cheapest.

If you do find a cheaper one, don't forget to Google reviews on them - there are some shocking reviews about.
#32
thank you for this & everyone elses comments. I was close to buying from reg transfers as I wouldn't need the plates yet just need it on retention but not sure if i should or not?
#33
Reg Transfers are one of the most expensive companies out there! Yes DVLA tend to be the cheapest as they are the source for all brand new registrations. However they don't offer the acrylic plates and Halfords will charge you £30+.
I bought from http://www.platehunter.com last year, they were great! Worked out cheaper to buy the whole package from them than DVLA & Halfords.
#34
lionel246
Reg Transfers are one of the most expensive companies out there! Yes DVLA tend to be the cheapest as they are the source for all brand new registrations. However they don't offer the acrylic plates and Halfords will charge you £30+.
I bought from http://www.platehunter.com last year, they were great! Worked out cheaper to buy the whole package from them than DVLA & Halfords.

Never heard of that site before to be honest??
#35
SuffolkLad222
takethatfan1978
HotUkDale
Anyone know if Reg Transfers is all legit?

I have never heard of them

I sorted mine with this company

http://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk

All easy enough and no problems

Always buy direct through DVLA unless it's a previously owned one in which case they won't have it. A lot of agents make plates look cheaper to buy through them but then add hidden costs such as VAT and additional management costs (ongoing in some cases so you never actually own the rights to the number plate).
E.g. JB14 JOE is £1299 all in direct from DVLA.
nationalnumber quote a 'discounted' £1199 and then add VAT and £80 transfer fee bring the total to £1518.80. VAT and transfer are included in DVLA's £1299.



Technically, you never own the plate anyway. The DVLA has the rights to withdraw the plate at any time.

however, since the plate would be on your vehicle, I very much doubt that a private company would have any such claim to it.
#36
Well the plate I am going to get will not be used for a few years or more as will be on retention.. so will it just be safer dealing with the dvla that way then? Thanks
#37
Hi I have sold my car which has a private plate and not received the DVLA paperwork back yet as it takes ages. I am keeping the plate and put it on retention. If the new owners take the car now with the plates on, when I get the papers back is there a charge to transfer over to original plates??
#38
Help please.
I am selling my cherished number plate on a Retention document. How much will it cost me to transfer to the new owner?
#39
I want to remove my private plate, don't want to keep it as means nothing now do I have to retain it as all the forms are confusing.
#40
tarse
I want to remove my private plate, don't want to keep it as means nothing now do I have to retain it as all the forms are confusing.

Shouldn't be too confusing - just transfer it onto a retention certificate which will get your original plates back on the car. Then either sell the plate ownership (or simply throw the certificate away if it's too much hassle to sell).

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