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Advice selling Car without Tax/MOT/Insurance - Test Drives

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Pan1116y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Ok...the car will be out of tax and MOT by the end of the month, so will be SORN'd on the drive

If I get someone really insisting on a test drive and they proceed to get stopped, is there any chance I can get in trouble?

I'd imagine to start it would be because its my car and its on the public highway...but what it its the test driver thats at the wheel?

All hypothetical as I hope to have sold the car by the time it all expires :)
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Pan1116y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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NerdCore#1
its up to the driver
Flynn Jack#2
Aiding and abetting comes to mind and as the registered keeper you may/will be liable as well if used on a public highway.
Predikuesi#3
You will be done for having an untaxed car on the road
NerdCore#4
Predikuesi
You will be done for having an untaxed car on the road


good point actually, prob worth putting 6 months on it
RickT#5
Vehicles are also exempt only when:

•Going to a test centre for a pre-booked MOT, stipulating the time and date
•On an MOT test
•After failing an MOT test, for the purpose of taking the vehicle to a pre-booked appointment at a garage to have the faults rectified
ThePasty#6
Simply put - if its on the road without tax and mot its illegal and if caught you will be fined etc.

As for letting the person drive it so they get caught, youve knowingly let them drive a car which is unsafe (legal definition as it has no mot) plus no tax and as you own it then its your fault.

You could just say theynicked it off your drive and thank the officers for returning it to you! ;-)


(obviously dont do that cause they will be very mad)
pghstochaj#7
As above, you are both liable - for different things of course. Will it fail a MOT? Would be a good idea to sell it with a year's MOT really.
foxymissroxy#8
sell it sold as seen- spares or repairs!!
pghstochaj#9
foxymissroxy
sell it sold as seen- spares or repairs!!


To sell it spares/repairs it would massively degrade its value.
Shambolic#10
The driver would be charged with several offences, as would you, for "causing and permitting" the use of the car on a road.

If stopped just say that they didn't have your' permission and you will be in the clear.
Pan111#11
yea...itll be going as spares or repair...cant really justify spending £150 for the Tax and the MOT plus parts to be done...seen simular go for around £200 on ebay....would have expected around that as scrap in the summer with the price of metal so high.

Its a Corsa Ive been using as a back and fore to work car.

I wont allow it to go out for test drives then...I dont know why I posted really...would be silly to allow it on the road without Tax and MOT.

Might grab a 6 month tax disc before the insurance and MOT run out if I havent already got rid...makes it more sell'able then :)
foxymissroxy#12
pghstochaj
To sell it spares/repairs it would massively degrade its value.


to get caught on the road with it would devalue it to a crushed pile of pants!!
pghstochaj#13
foxymissroxy
to get caught on the road with it would devalue it to a crushed pile of pants!!


Only relevant if they would have let it be driven in such conditions. However, the value of the car shows that it is only worth describing it as you say anyway :)
Pan111#14
for example, mines in better condition than this one that sold for £195

Item number: 220336152023 (finished ebay item)

...things are looking up. Getting a newer car soon as I dont need one to scum about in :)
scott1295#15
How much are you looking for the car that you are selling? Needin a first car just to get me about the town :thumsup:
Pan111#16
lol...youre a bit far away from me

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