Once you have scrapped your car with Cars Equal Cash, the car should no longer be registered with the DVLA under your name as the Registered Keeper. Upon purchasing your car, we, as the buyers, will turn in the Motor Trade/Dismantler section of the V5 Document to the ATF.
Upon receiving this paperwork from us, the ATF will register your car with the DVLA as an ‘end of life vehicle’ (ELV). Before they can delete your ELV from the DVLA system, however, they must receive your part of the V5 document.
Submitting your part of this paperwork is important to avoid a costly fine; if your car remains registered with the DVLA database and you have not registered a SORN, you may be fined Â£80.
We can still purchase and collect your car if you do not have the V5 document (or any section of it) in your possession, but you will be required to provide us with documentation that you are, in fact, the legal owner of the car. Insurance paperwork, tax documents, and SORN notification are a few examples of the paperwork we can accept for verifying legal ownership.
Without the V5 document, it is the Registered Keeper’s responsibility to inform the DVLA of the disposal of the car. We are unable to do this ourselves on your behalf. Notifying the DVLA that the car has been scrapped is an easy process; you must simply write to them and inform them of the date that the car was scrapped and the registration number. Within 2-3 weeks, the DVLA will respond with a letter acknowledging the car’s disposal.
Whether or not you have a V5 registration document for your scrap vehicle, contact Cars Equal Cash to collect it for you quickly, reliably, and easily.