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Thinking of buying a private plate

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by JDM82, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. JDM82
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    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?

    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
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    Hi m8
    Ur in Teesside. Go to the DVLA office in Stockton, nr Teesside Park. You can do everything there. If you buy he reg of a site, take the retainer doc to DVLA office with tax, mot and v5. They will give you a new tax disc n mot cert straight away. The v5 will follow in 2 weeks. The fee used to be around £105 but this may be included when u buy the reg. the advantage of going to the office is that you can drive on private plates straight away after you have told your insurance co.
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