It has come to the notice of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority that contrary to existing regulation which requires that whenever the ownership of a vehicle changes, the new owner must take steps to effect change of Ownership within fourteen (14) days, this regulation is flouted with impunity as most vehicle buyers refuse to the change the ownership of vehicle of vehicles they purchase.
DVLA reminds MDAS and members of the general public who have vehicles in their fleet which still bear the names of Motor Vehicle Traders and names or previous individual owners that it is in their own interest to change the ownership of such vehicles to reflect the current ownership status of the vehicle. The explanation is that in the event of a road crash, the insurance company with whom the original owner insured the vehicle will not indemnify the new driver because he is not party to the contract.
DVLA advises all individuals and organisations that wish to change the ownership of any vehicle to deal directly with IDENTIFIED STAFF MEMBERS OF THE DVLA in order to avoid fake documents that could impact negatively on future transactions involving the vehicle.
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