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  1. It seems this way. Copart are a international chain just like a ASDA. When you import a car yourself you can do all the checks you need to do by communicating with importer, IF buy one through copart that's listed as having no history, and perform no checks in order to confirm or deny its status then you have issues, Law states that Co part have no obligations to perform any checks on a car other than to check they have legal right to sell it. Copart are a salvage and AUCTION company, they are not a dealership in which you have full consumer protection. With auction houses you have very little protection infact, just about as much protection as if you bought a car from a private seller. I think the two here think they should have full protection of that of a dealership for buying through a auction house a salvaged vehicle to repair that was also imported from OZ.
  2. All I can say is what already has been advised: Copart only has to perform 1 check, its legal right to sell the vehicle in the UK which means so long as there is no finance outstanding (in which the agent in Australia also has to clear) and not stolen co part. Any check prior to UK registration will return as unknown as its not a uk registered car there will be nothing held on file how could there DVLA don't know of its existence in the UK at this stage. Copart has no vested interest in registering the vehicle for themselves in the UK so no in depth checks from the DVLA will be performed. If you take them to court your going to be asked several difficult questions. Such as Why you didn't perform your own investigations into the vehicle you were buying, why did you accept the vehicle from copart did you inspect before you signed on the dotted line and what you describe as "history unknown/not known" means to you why this is different to any other auction house purchase.
  3. Again I feel your pain but your going to have to prove in a court that unknown history is a term that is in some way mislead you. Co part has no obligation to pre check their vehicles the only check they have to perform is one a legal obligation to ensure legal entitlement to sell the vehicle. DVLA didn’t know about this car till your registration application which prompted a check by the DVLA to the Australian counter parts that provided the information that resulted in your bad news. As Copart was not going to the registered keeper a mere standard history check like any other vehicle in the uk would have drawn a blank as the DVLA would not have held anything on file they would not have even kown the car was in the country so a basic DVLA check would have resulted in a 0 return as the car at that time a unknown entity to the DVLA an unrecorded vehicle. The fact you attempted to register the car in the uk for the first time proves that it is an unknown vehicle prior and during your purchase of it and the in-depth checks the DVLA has to do so prior to your registration there was no file Of its history know to the DVLA. Therefore at the time and that fact that 1 check only need be performed prior to sale and the fact that the co listed it’s history as unknown your going to Going to be hard pressed to get anywhere in court. But I bid you good luck In you attempt and please comeback and let know how you got on.
  4. Sorry but when a vehicle is listed as status unrecorded you must take it that the history is unknown and assume every potential outcome, Including its crash history. Copart are not DVLA and don’t have the same resources as the DVLA as to research their history prior to granting a V5C. You will have to prove to a court that Copart mid advertised the vehicle hard to do when they list it as unrecorded history unknown
  5. The only issue I can see the op running into is that he stated this is a reliable runaround if the purchaser can prove that Infact contrary to his advert this was not a reliable runaround and In fact with parts replaced with receipts to prove he could end up having to pay for this should the purchaser want to go small claims procedure. All adverts should be honest but lack opinions what’s someone’s opinion of a reliable run around can differ to another person therefore all opinions should remain purely to ones self in an advert especially when one only did a very very small amount of miles on his reliable runaround Don’t say excellent condition drive rides A1 perfect condition like new or very reliable or perfectly reliable all these are key words to bite oneself in the backside
  6. There is no way to check a licence without a license number and permission to use it.
  7. I'd hedge a bet and say this a Renault/Vauxhall Traffic or Movano shared chassis and engine type of Vehicle? I would tell your finance company that A: your intention is to reject it under the consumer rights act, and that you're taking it back to the dealership on XYZ date, where you will be leaving it at their premises, and getting a refund at best or a replacement vehicle at a compromise, or going down the small claims track at worse. Either way THEIR asset will be at the dealership where you purchased it and that after rejection be expecting them to either take on new vehicle details or cancelling the agreement.
  8. There should never be any tampering or removing of internal parts on a BASIC valet. When you contract with someone to essentially DEEP CLEAN your internal cabin, Some trim may be removed in order clear out and flush dust and debris BUT the VALET/DETAILER should be very clear on what he intends to take apart, has experience in taking these parts apart with the CORRECT tools, and shows you his LIABILITY INSURANCE certificate that's in place to deal with anything that he breaks, a genuine detailer/valet will never get you sign a disclaimer form for damages or have any disclaimer sign up to suggest he isn't liable for damage to your car, Its an occupational hazard for a detailer as he/she come into contact with cars and personal items intimately on a daily basis with his tools of the trade, Its like a garage telling you he's not liable for damage to your car when he's working on it and that you leave it with him at your own risk. A flush of the engine bay yes your battery is disconnected to prevent damage to the cars ECU and electrical items whilst either steam cleaned or Jet washed, They should ensure that the positive is reconnected, its secure, the battery tie down is secure, and caps and flaps are locked, the Radio code is present, that your Clock is reset, and that your told that your car has a "learning period" when the ECU is disconnected and show you its procedure in your handbook or online guide! Again Something that should have been explained to you in the fullest details as to what they intend to do BEFORE they take the keys off you to start. Exterior, They should explain that to flush arches of debris, the alloys should come off and that to deep clean your alloys they need to come off, They should place your alloys on the ground during storage face up when cleaning the drum side (back side) they should place them face down on a rubber or foam mat and de iron'ise them treat them and put them back on, they should ensure that your alloy wheel key is placed back in the boot compartment if not then placed on your passenger seat, its just plain rude to go in someone glove box.
  9. OP the golf mk 4 is a nightmare on calipers, Honestly if a garage does not replace the dust boot that covers them, they corrode ad then they snap with the lightest of force applied, It really is a common theme. The pipes run above the fuel tank, You cant test anything in an mot that is covered as the tester isn't allowed to remove things to test so when the work to go ahead and work on pipes, usually the flex hoses that joins into the solid copper ones are just as bad if not a little worse for wear. Now having a chat with the garage about this can go two ways, 1. your attitude can greatly affect their willingness to help you they could bill you for the current work put your car back together put it in the yard and charge you storage till you remove it, 2. they could go half way with you if you be understanding and amicable. I would approach it as, The caliper thing you could have warned me about bleed nipples snapping is apparently common that I didn't know this so I wasn't expecting this, so what are the cheapest options of fixing it, can we drill and tap it and fit a over bleed nipple, Can or can we get a pair of calipers from a scrap yard? I k now the condition is unknown but if it is cheaper then can we at least try or do we have to go the reconditioned rout, Do I have mine reconditioned or do I buy a set reconditioned and send mine back for Old Core? If you cant come to an agreeable price and you owe them for teardown and partial fix, Then you come to an agreement to sell the car to them for a reasonable price you both agree on, its either he gives you couple of hundred if its worth a grand say £1000-600=£400 he pays you or if its not worth more than £500.00 you call it there and say look its worth £600 broken he takes it and you sign it over to him as full and final payment (don't forget to get receipts and fill in v5c),or if its worth less than what is owed he gets car and you pay them outstanding balance. As it stand he can Hold the car in lieu of payment anyway, and if you take too long in making your mind up he can start charging storage on the yard space your car is taking up for him. I would suggest going back and having a friendly chat see what you can work out to get it fixed, if not then you have to consider cutting your losses on this car and sell it to them so he can recoup his losses on it.
  10. I believe op said it was a 6/7 seater hybrid. Prius plus type car that if you fold down the seats it turns into a van pretty much, ive got sportage suv and you could fit 2 monthly shop in a poundworld in.
  11. Take your brother insurance out of it for now. Unless your a named driver to which you are not I assume, it has no relevance to your case, The fact remains in proving your not a trader or using the vehicle for business purposes. So... You used a debit card that has a transaction code on the receipt related to your personal bank account, if its a personal account like you say, then the bank statement that shows the transaction proves it wasn't purchased with a business account so there lies your evidence to prove "reasonable doubt", it is reasonable to assume that if your a business you have a business account and make business purchases with because business tax and balancing the books right! I will assume you have no LTD business in your name or an employee of that shows on companies house either right secretary manager director etc! evidence again of reasonable doubt, its all circumstantial evidence of course but its evidence all the same. BUT you could ALSO find that the DOC extension you were using MAY not have covered you ANYWAY, If your brother is Leasing his car or in some way shape or form renting it, it will not be covered, you will not be insured if your under 25, DOC only covers thirdparty so if you smash it up its your brothers paper weight but not relevant, What limitations are imposed on you motor certificate in the DOC part? what restrictions are in place? Again take your brothers cover level out of it, its for him and not you, But I do suspect that a car conversation when you got pulled was "I'm not covered, my bro's car is going to towed, ring him and tell him to insure it now so they can take it" this failed though didn't it?
  12. I second the case that you should return back to the council with your evidence of illhealth and vulnerability and ask the council to "pull back" the case from enforcement agents and copy in Pheonix.
  13. From what I can gather they both DONT own a business together, they aren't members of the Cash and Carry and OP has stated the Cash and Carry allows members of the public to shop there without membership. OP does a bulk shop at Cash and Carry for personal use not business. The level of cover the OP's brother has is ofcourse irrelevant as its cover for the person on the policy entitled to drive that car. If OP's policy excludes the use of DOC for business on his policy or excludes the class of vehicle,engine,chassis type that his brothers car is that he was using, the OP is in a bit of a spot. As we have gathered, the OP states that both he has business policy as it worked out cheaper to have this cover the question is did his DOC cover his use of his brothers car or the alleged offence of business use?
  14. The OP I believe is a Builder 2 That has nothing to with anything 3Toyota Hybrid 6 seater. The only thing here I could make out is that this may not be a business cover issue but rather a Vehicle type Issue that the OP is facing. The OP may not have covered due to the engine size limitations or Vehicle type limitations set out in his DOC cover terms and conditions. Its becoming increasingly common to set a 1.8 engine capacity limit, with Chassis type Limitation excluding 4x4's Suv's MPV's etc and COVER LIMITATION as in Third party ONLY no business no commute your screwed, Check your terms and cons of your DOC booklet. But if your Insurer is going to state in a letter your covered, Business and all, then You need to set up a meeting with the inspector at the station where the officer is based, if your a business you would have a business account to purchase things with, If you paid by card on a personal account that is evidence of a personal transaction and not a business one and show this to the inspector too. Subject access request the footage from his camera this can take a month to come through mind!, There are policies in place that if he wasn't 100% sure you were insured or it was disputed as there is a insurance in place and the level of cover is disputed and he cant speak to the insurer he should have provided a HORT1 or producer but not all forces will go by that.
  15. The fact they committed perjury in court is not evidence of a fraud having taken place and its upto the court to decide if they wish to persue. The fact you willingly sold them it back is all too suspicious to me WHY?
  16. This ^^^ You are only responsible for actual damages YOU caused to the vehicle YOU struck. You have a fishing letter for someone to cough up some cash. Play tennis now with advice form above. If you must contact them and feel the need, deny everything and claim nothing and the ball Is back in their court for them to decide on what they do. As a side note, Police have upto 6 months from the date of offence to prosecute you for IN10 (no insurance), but as there WAS a level of cover in place at the time, I doubt you will be chased for it. Unfortunate the insurers cancelled your policy you have to declare that now everytime you look for insurance. That and a Claim that's held on CUE for you for your last 5 yrs.
  17. You can get a copy of your CT statement and award letter from your local council, If you pop in they give you a copy there and then. If your tenancy only has you as a named on it get a copy of that too, if not then inform them she no longer lives there form the date she left. If your on any medications for your mental health this proves your a vulnerable person also. Record all calls form and to Marstons from here on out.
  18. You should also write to the DVLA and inform them that that person no longer lives there and and that Bailiffs are showing up for fines she's generated by not changing her address provide an new address that you know she is at for them, show them a copy of a Council tax single person discounts or tenancy agreement or something like this to show evidence that she no longer is lives there. Like above Do a STAT DEC.
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