Can I scrap my car without a V5C?
If you’re wondering, ‘Is it possible to scrap my car without a V5C document?’ then read on. Don’t be caught out by missing your legal responsibilities. If you can’t produce a V5C when you scrap your car, you could be liable for a hefty fine. With all the confusion over the new rules, we’ve put together a guide to help you avoid this.
What is the V5C?
A V5C document proves that you’re the person responsible for a vehicle. It doesn’t prove ownership of a vehicle, so it won’t be accepted as proof of ownership when you come to sell your car. The document also features changes, which show you who has been named the registered operator and the keeper at different times.
The V5C is an important document, acting both as confirmation from the DVLA that you’re the registered keeper of a car, and proof of your legal right to drive and use that car on UK roads. In order to drive legally in the UK, you must have a valid Log Book issued by the DVLA. You can obtain a replacement V5C online if yours has been lost or stolen.
How to scrap a car without a V5
Be careful when getting rid of a car as even if it is left sitting for years, the DVLA still need to be contacted and given the details. The 'Change of address, registration number or name' V5C section on the back will need to be filled in when trading or selling a car. Or at least by sending back the V5C annually, any outstanding debts can be satisfied and old records kept tidy.
What will the person who is picking your car up need?
To make it easier for your vehicle salvage partner to locate you (and assess the value of your vehicle), we’ll send you a certificate after your insurance claim has been assessed (known as a V5C).
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