Taxing a sornd vehicle after purchase

soccersmyth

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A 2017 vehicle I'm interested in purchasing is currently sorned.
Keeper has full v5 in hand.
Anyone know if there would be any issues taxing this during this covid pandemic as I've heard there is.

Nothing on Gov website to say theres issues.
 

RevT

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No, get it changed into your name and then call into the post office and tax it.
 

Apis

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Handier doing the whole thing online in one go, assuming seller or yourself has a computer, smartphone, etc.
 

RevT

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Handier doing the whole thing online in one go, assuming seller or yourself has a computer, smartphone, etc.

It’s not possible, new owner in NI needs to go to post office.
 

southsky sunrise

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Yeah I tried taxing the Merc the other day and even tho mot and insurance on the database they wouldn’t let me as the new keeper just saying to go to the p/o
 

soccersmyth

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soccersmyth
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Thanks everyone.
All sorted on the spot in the local PO.

Might be an antique by the time the v5 arrives though.
 

Boydie

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I've seen a car in England which is SORN but has MOT until July 22

How do you go about test driving it and then maybe driving it home? Does he have to tax it for the month?

PS: S3 not for sale
 

Jbridges522

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Can the seller tax it for a month for £20?

I'd rather not take a chance, don't know if he lives in the sticks or in an estate
If he's happy to let you then I wouldn't be worried, if on what seems a very slim chance you did get caught with no tax by a camera the fine would land at his door anyway surely.
 

KevM

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Can the seller tax it for a month for £20?

I'd rather not take a chance, don't know if he lives in the sticks or in an estate

You arent taking a chance. He is as he's the registered keeper. If you buy it, tax it on your phone and drive home!
 

stevieturbo

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I've seen a car in England which is SORN but has MOT until July 22

How do you go about test driving it and then maybe driving it home? Does he have to tax it for the month?

PS: S3 not for sale

As soon as you buy, any tax he had is gone, any liabilities he had are gone. It's all on the buyer.

For test drive, strictly speaking it should be taxed...and of course insurance is the big one.

If he has trade plates, then the tax is a non issue for the test drive.
 
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