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Need to Tax car this month, but changed address! Help!
I have just sat down to tax my car online as it is due by the end of August. However, I have just moved house, and I know that I won't get the renewal, as I haven't sent off the regestration certificate yet.
I figured the next best thing would be to do it online, and have the tax disc posted to me, as this would negate the need for the renewal form.
But nope, nothing is ever that simple. Can't do it online, as the tax disc is posted to the address on the regestration certificate.
I am going to call the DVLA tomorrow morning (if they are even open!) to find out what I should do, but in the meanwhile, does anyone have any bright idea's? Or even know what the DVLA would do in this case.
Redirecting post isn't really an option (Last time I took that option, important and confidential documents 'went missing' - I don't fancy risking £115 of my money on Royal Fail's service). Its too late to redirect in order to get the renwal letter - it takes 5 working days to set up, and the renewal would have already been sent by now. Collecting the post isn't an option either, because my LL is a jackass, who wouldn't bother turning up, even if I did make the 40 mile round trip. I actually tried to contact him a couple of days ago for a different reason, and his mobile phone constantly went to answerphone, and this is the only contact I had for him (useful, not!). He also goes abroad a lot - which makes getting him to the house even harder. I Looked at getting the reg. certificate changed - this takes 4-6 weeks.
Re: Need to Tax car this month, but changed address! Help!
Yes you are right.
Ordering online is good if you cant get down to the P.O.
but only if you allow enough time.
Even though you have paid for the new disc-if you dont get it in the windscreen when the new one starts -you can still get done for Failing to Display.
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