Please confirm the following:
1/ The V5c document is not proof of ownership of the vehice but a record of the name and address of the Registered Keeper.
2/ The DVLA does not maintain records of vehicle ownership per se.
3/ Any vehicle owner may nominate anyone else who agrees – for example a friend, a business or a solicitor – to be the Registered Keeper of his vehicle provided an acceptable address is supplied.
4/ It follows that there can be no legal requirement to notify the DVLA of a change of ownership, only of a change of Registered Keepers.
5/ The statement on your web site at https://www.gov.uk/vehicletaxrules
You must tell DVLA when you sell or give away a vehicle. A logbook (V5C) will be sent to the new owner and you�l get a vehicle tax refund by cheque for any remaining months.
must therefore is incorrect. For example, someone who sells or gives away his vehicle to a family member is not obliged to notify the DVLA, as long as he is content to remain the Registered Keeper.
Note, not sent to the DVLA
If correct this means that buyers and sellers can choose the date they notify the DVLA of a change of keeper, to avoid the iniquitous, money-grabbing extotionate demand of a certain Osborne G that 2 people are charged for 1 month’s road tax.
It would be as well that the seller declares SORN on the last day of the month, with the knowledge of the buyer. who can the license it from the first day of the next month.
How DARE the DVLA tell people they are legally obliged to do what they are not legally obliged to do?