Bought a vehicle with no V5

Rob

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Does anyone know how I can get a V5 for a vehicle I've just bought, I bought the car blind from GB and had it delivered on a lorry, when it arrived there were two old V5's but the front page was missing for both of them. I was able to get the 11 digit document reference number off the last page though and used it to attempt to do a change of address online, but the online service tells me the details I am using are incorrect. So it looks like there must be a more up to date V5 that has been issued and subsequently lost by the seller....

Is there a straight forward way that I (the purchaser) can get a new V5 and the vehicle transferred into my name, or does the seller need to first obtain a duplicate V5 and then send it to me? I've been round and round in circles on the DVLA website and can't see a way for the purchaser to do this.

Unfortunately the seller is Austrian and has moved back home and isn't being particularly helpful!
 

Rob

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Sorted - looks like the more up to date New Keeper slip is working and will let me tax the car online. V62 seems to be the form I need then to get the new V5 in my name.
 

KevM

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New keeper slip will generate a new V5 when you provide your contact details.
I’m not so sure it does, page 1 signed by the previous keeper, will do that.

If you V62 it, they’ll write to the previous keeper to verify disposal. It can take ages, but the good thing is, you’ve taxed it so can drive on
 

Trevor.

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Yep, as far as I know, taxing with the new keeper slip will not prompt a new tax book to be issued. It requires the change of ownership to be completed online, atleast it did the last time I tried at the start of the year.
 

Chris_702

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I’m not so sure it does, page 1 signed by the previous keeper, will do that.

If you V62 it, they’ll write to the previous keeper to verify disposal. It can take ages, but the good thing is, you’ve taxed it so can drive on

This.

Even with a new keeper slip, they still write to the registered owner to confirm they are no longer in possession of the vehicle. Minimum six week wait ahead.
 

Rob

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The address they have for the previous owner is Wales and he has gone home to Austria, so there will be nobody to answer their request

hopefully I can do change of ownership online using the document ref no off the new keeper slip!
 

Eager

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After getting Pee’d around something fierce before by a seller That ‘just has to get the book from my other house’ followed by excuse after excuse as to location of the book after cash exchanged hands and then the DVA in sorting the book I would never buy another car thar doesn’t have the book sitting looking at me to fill in.
 

Gavlar

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V62 form with new keeper slip will generate one free, if you don't have new keeper slip it's a £25 fee
 
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