Chris NottMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    327

    Thinking of buying a private plate

    Ok I know this is the wrong section to ask this question but I know people on here have private plates so I have more chance of getting a decent reponse. Im thinking of buying a private plate but am confused with the legal stuff.

    Could someone explain the procedure in more laymans terms.

    I cut this bit from the website Im buying off :-

    You can apply for tax at the same time as a transfer by sending us your insurance certificate or cover note, a completed V10 (This can be obtained from a post office and should, technically, be filled in with the existing registration mark) and the appropriate fee (cheques to the Department of Transport).
    Present fees are £85.25 for six months and £155 for twelve months.

    Whats the fees for? Is it to buy tax or just to send you a new disc with the new reg on?

    I thought it was just a case of sending your tax disc, log book and MoT cert off to have the reg changed and a one off fee to the DVLA?

    Please help

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    kite's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Berks
    Posts
    660
    If you buy direct from DVLA all fees are included
    A4 (b6) 2.5 TDi QS Saloon.

  4. #3
    rizzini7's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Warham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    Posts
    654
    Got mine off the Dvla website price includes transfer, you get the paperwork through the post. Then i took it with my logbook, m.o.t, tax disc etc.. to my local Dvla office and they sorted me out with new disc and m.o.t and then sent a new logbook through the post. They also supply a ticket for you to buy youre plates without the v5. However i got mine off ebay
    Dolphin Grey 2005 3.2fsi Quattro 6-speed manual A4 Avant S-line, Two tone Leather, Pipercross panel filter, Genuine RS6 style 18" Alloys, Cupra R Lip, Piranha Grooved and dimpled Brakes, Eibach 30mm springs, B5 Front Cups, Rs4 RARB, HEL Braided Brake Hoses, Engine covers, Rs4 Grill, Rs4 style fog grills, Lamin-x'd head, fog and tail lights, Adaptive Xenons, Q5 rear wiper, S4 spring clips, Heated Passat Washer jets, DIS and cruise control


    Now have genuine VCDS in North Norfolk

  5. #4
    sidibear's Avatar
    Looking for Zombies !!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Birmingham UK
    Posts
    1,908
    Just change your name so your initials match whats on your existing plate.

    JSD 2.59
    Synergy-Solutions

  6. #5
    Abb
    Abb's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Teesside UK
    Posts
    316
    Have a few plates and have never heard of those fees you have listed, unless thats what it is for 6 or 12 months car tax respectively. As stated above, if you purchase from DVLA direct, ALL fees incl of transfer are included. If you buy from an independent dealer, the cost of transferring a cherished mark from vehicle to vehicle is £80. If you wish to retain the number (eg you dont have a vehicle to put it on to right away), once you have bought it, its an additional £25, making it £105 at the point of purchase. That said, you only have 12 months to assign the mark, or pay another £25 to retain it for another 12 months. If you have paid this fee (£105) and then wish to put it onto a vehicle, it does not cost you anything, as you have already 'prepaid'. Hope it clears it up for you a bit! Our local DVLA office is, St Marks House, Teesdale park (over near TFM).
    Audi S4 quattro cabriolet in dolphin grey metallic, Audi exclusive crimson red leather/black piping, red hood, carbon inlays, RNSE, tiptronic gearbox with paddleshift, electrically adjustable & heated seats, 6 disc multichanger, DVD multichanger, monitors in headrestraints, xenon headlights with power wash, cruise control, folding door mirrors, storage pack, 19" OE VW Touareg wheels with 25mm spacer/adapters all round, non res cat back quad tipped Milltek exhaust, lowered 30mm on H&R springs

  7. #6
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    327
    Cheers guys thats cleared things up alot. The plate Im looking at is from an independent dealer, the DVLA doesn't have what Im looking for unfortunately. How its worded on the plate website is a little confusing but I think I understand how it works now

  8. #7
    quattrojames's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    13,712

    My Social Networking

    Follow quattrojames On Twitter Add quattrojames on Facebook
    If you've got a local DVLA office it's worth going in there to do it. I took the retention certificate in and paid them £80, and they printed a tax disc and MOT there and then, and you can go home and put your plates on, no waiting at all.
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

  9. #8
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    327
    There's a local DVLA office to me so thats what i'll do. I'd hate to buy it then have to wait ages to get in on.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Thinking of buying a private plate
    By JDM82 in forum General Automotive Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th March 2012, 18:32
  2. Thinking of buying 54 plate S4...suggestions?
    By twistandgo in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th October 2009, 22:56
  3. Private plate
    By FazS3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15th September 2008, 15:46
  4. Buying Private
    By d3fy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25th June 2008, 09:33
  5. private plate
    By carl310166 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 3rd May 2004, 19:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO