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Hi I am buying a car from private seller he owns the car but saying that he didn't registered it in his name for almost a year can i buy that car what's the risk? many thanks Read More
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi
I am buying a car from private seller
he owns the car but saying that he didn't registered it in his name for almost a year
can i buy that car what's the risk?
many thanks
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Might be stolen, done a hpi check?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/05/log_book_loans.html

Edited By: lilraul on May 12, 2011 20:38
#2
It's not his car?
what's to stop me from selling my neighbors car?
#3
I wouldn't even consider buying it if it's not registered to him. Have you even seen the log book. What details are on it ie address etc.
banned#4
He's probably a trader masquerading as a private seller.


I've sold dozens of cars that are not registered to me that I bought at auction.

Get the name of the registered keeper on the log book and phone them and enquire why and how the sold it.
#5
Or there's something wrong with the car.
#6
thanks guys
#7
Dealer pretending to be a private seller is a bit dodgy too. Don't have as much comeback against that compared to a dealer.

Personally I would be suspicous but if everything checks out like VINs and the log book and previous owner etc. etc. then might be fine. I would just check everything first to have peice of mind.
#8
if he has had it a year and not registered it how has he taxed and insured the car or is it off sorn sounds dodgy either way
#9
If he's the owner and hasn't registered it for a year he's breaking the law for a start...personally I would avoid like the plague!

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