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Problem with road tax.....gotta go to court for 1 day late..HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by H88, Jun 13, 2012.

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    Hi people

    Last year september I purchased a car with with no Road tax and I parked it in front of my house and it was locked and given a fine of £250. Basically I bough a car on saturday and I didn't buy road tax until Tuesday because I couldn't get my insurance sorted so I have to waited until Tuesday.

    However when I woke up on Tuesday morning,I found my car front wheels has been locked with a fine notice because of no road tax. I rang up and pay for the fine then I bough the road tax the same day. I have also brough it to DVLA car compound to prove I have got road tax. They refunded me 120 through my bank and since then its ok. However 2 weeks ago I received a letter that I will need to go to court in august because of this problem.

    I was very surprised and piss off so I wrote a letter to make an appeal against this decision and send it back to them along with the original letter. In the letter I have explained to them that I bough the car on Saturday so its weekend,there is no way I can get road tax from post office at weekend. I have also explained to them in the letter that I couldn't buy it on Monday as I couldn't get my insurance sorted. However I have bough it next day (Tuesday) and paid for the fine.

    Since then it has been a week and I am still waiting for a reply back. Did anyone has problem before. Can someone on here please advise me what should I do.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thank you
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    How did you get the car home?
    Were you not able to do it online and get a temporary print out?
    IMO dealing with DVLA is worse than playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded revolver
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    It was a about 2 miles from my house so I drove it home. It was my first car so I didn't known much about paper works. It was kinda stupid when I have to go to court because 1 day late road tax.
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    Technically illegal but should get thrown out of court. Frankly, however, you need to see a solicitor for proper legal advice - I can tell you that it should get thrown out, but that doesn't mean it will.
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    Dont admit to driving it home you will probably be nicked for no insurance too, tell them that the previous owner delivered it for you on a trailer if that question is asked. Otherwise stick to the facts and it should be thrown out of court.
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    I've done this and had no problem, even bought my 1er then drove it to college and got tax after that, they usually give you a couple of days grace guess you were just unlucky if you were stopped for no tax may have been a different story because you could have explained the situation.
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    Clearly you've broken the rules, albeit tried to rectify things quickly.
    Park outside home on road with no insurance and/or no road tax is a crime.
    With some many gits deliberately chancing never having cover, authorities now take a 'zero' tolerance policy.

    I'm sure you have learnt a lesson and will sort out the paperwork before picking up the car.
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    The same happened to me only Redcorn- DVLA subcontractors- took it off my trailer which was parked on a non adopted road !!! The car was a passat with a heavy front damage which clearly could not be driven on the road as it had bent wishbones. After paying for the fine/levy (whatever they call it !), i had to get the car recovered back to my place then i have scrapped the car few weeks down the line- only bought it for parts. I had to buy road tax for it even though it wasn't road worthy otherwise they would have kept my money so i spent 250 quid to get back 150 quid ! Gues what, when scrapping the car i took the logbook to nearest post office to cash in the tax and get a letter 3 weeks later that because i am not the legal owner (i bought it as a trader !) they cannot refund me the rest of the 5 months tax. Gues what, 2 weeks later i get a letter from DVLA in Sidcup that i have to pay 160 quid fine for "keeping" the car on the road un-taxed. They replied to my leter that I AM THE LEGAL OWNER so i have to pay the fine and i only paid £150 to their enforcers as towing and storage charges ! I sent back the form with a copy of the letter from the DVLA refusing the refund of my road tax on the grounds that i am NOT the legal owner + a reply: SEE YOU IN COURT ! They did not bother me again !
    This is legalized robbery and i feel like torching down their premises which i'm sure it happens quite a lot due to frustrated owners ! What's the point of challenging the legal system if you know you cannot win ?
    Bunch of tossers which pray on unsuspecting and weak people , that's what they are !
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    Yeah DVLA are always out to have you!

    however, I did have a road legal quadbike, (it wasn't used on the road AT ALL). I didn't tax it or SORN it, MOT it, for over a year or indeed insure it. yes i know...naughty boy...Not a letter or anything... and when I did SORN it, still nothing!

    crackers when you think about it.
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    Thats a good one mate,I would say the car was delivered to me by the seller :))However I believe the problem are now solved since DVLA just called me today saying that I don't need to go to court anymore. However I will need to pay further £54 fine and problem will be solved.

    I want to say thank you to everyone who has spent sometime to reply to my thread,I am so happy to get away and learn my lesson from next time :))
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