I have just received a letter from the DVLA imposing a Ł80 fine because they claim I did not notify them when I sold my car in March. The dealer and myself both signed the V5C section on the V5 document and I posted it off the the DVLA. But it seems that it is my responsibilty to chase the DVLA if I do not receive an acknowledge letter from them within 4 weeks. Mind you details of this are printed on the back of the V5C, so having already sent this off to them, unless I make a full copy before I send it, I have no way of being aware of this. I can only assume the V5C got lost in the post or was received by the DVLA and did not get actioned properly. Now I am to be fined for someone else not doing their job properly.
I did actually take a copy of the front of the V5C and have sent this to them. So I will wait and see what happens.
Makes you wonder why we abide by the law and register our cars in the first place.