The question “Can I scrap my car without a V5?” often arises, and the answer is yes. Yep, you totally can! But legal stuff still comes into play. Chill out, we’re on it. This process requires a bit more paperwork. At SC car scrap, we’re well-aware of the challenges when the V5 is missing. In our guide, we lay out what’s required from both us and the DVLA to make this process smooth, offering expert aid for a hassle-free car scrapping experience, even without the V5 logbook.
What documents my local scrapyard expect ?
- Proof of address
- Photo ID (Eg: driving licence)
Along with that, we’ll need your Name, Contact Number, vehicle registration, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
Letting the DVLA know about the car’s sale
As you consider scrapping your car, it’s important to remember that you hold the legal responsibility to inform the DVLA. This step is crucial to ensure their records are up-to-date. Therefore, you must provide following information:
- Date of the sale or transfer
- Name, address and VAT number of the scrap dealer
- Your signature and the current date
- The signature of the person collecting your car
Make sure you post it to:
DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR.
What if I fail to inform DVLA ?
Failing to provide the necessary information to the DVLA when scrapping a car without a V5C could result in your continued listing as the registered keeper, even after the car has left your possession. This could make you accountable for various issues, including legal and environmental matters.
Can I scrap an unregistered car?
It might not guarantee success, but there’s a chance it could work if you include a letter explaining why you don’t have the registration number.
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