Sold my car,some help needed

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Found 13th Oct 2008
Hi i have just sold my car on ebay and is being collected tomorrow,its tax,mot etc and i was wondering what happens if the new owners get caught speeding in it on the way home?surly the log book would still show up on the data base as being still owned by myself untill they get the new log book?how does it work?thanks

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You can dispute it then they check the film and see whos driving.

Hmm thats interesting.

My Dad works for my Uncles car business and I'm sure its your responsibility to inform the people with the whole log book thing, so maybe in the morning phone the DVLA and ask them if thats the case.

Then once they leave phone and tell them that its changed hands?

write a time stamp on the receipt and get the buyer to sign it, as well as yourself, in case you get a ticket in the morning, hey you have to offer him the same guarantee

markhodges1975;3187728

write a time stamp on the receipt and get the buyer to sign it, as well … write a time stamp on the receipt and get the buyer to sign it, as well as yourself, in case you get a ticket in the morning, hey you have to offer him the same guarantee


Good idea :thumbsup: also safegaurd yourself by taking pics of the car's condition and tell them you can't be responsible for breakdowns, don't want them trying stuff on :roll:

come on guys, its really easy. Once you've finalised the transactionboth buyer and the seller sign both parts of V5 and date them at the same time. Buyer gets the little green slip, while seller keeps the rest (and has to send it to DVLA asap). Because of the date, you as a seller are completely covered-the only issue may be camera tickets till the end of the day of sale....
All the best with the selling!

My understanding is that the first thing the Police would do in the event of a car being caught speeding is to write to the registered owner and ask who was driving at the time. If they do happen to write to you then you tell them that the new owner was driving and that should be the end of your involvement. As a previous poster said, the camera would probably show that it wasn't you driving (if it took the picture face on). Even if the camera doesn't show this, you would be able to prove that you had sold the car that day if you are prompt in informing the DVLA. Alternatively, to be absolutely sure that you can prove that it wasn't you driving, sell the car and go down the pub for the rest of the day, surrounding yourself with plenty of eyewitnesses who will be able to stand up in court and confirm that you were there at the time of the offence.

good luck mate, hope all goes well!

I had this problem, sold a van and they were from out of town, collected it and went straight thru the speed camera on the way back to London....no problem as the picture was obviously not me and I told dvla that they had the address as it was on the log book sent in earlier. They sent the fine to them.

Fireball XL-5;3187803

Alternatively, to be absolutely sure that you can prove that it wasn't … Alternatively, to be absolutely sure that you can prove that it wasn't you driving, sell the car and go down the pub for the rest of the day, surrounding yourself with plenty of eyewitnesses who will be able to stand up in court and confirm that you were there at the time of the offence.



that's the best reason for sitting in a pub all day I've ever heard!!!
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