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Clamping Fine. How do I appeal


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My husband is on dialysis 3 times a week and was in hospital with a chest infection at the time. I

will be as succinct as I can.

 

Our old car gave up the ghost and had a Exemption Car Tax attached to it.

 

We bought a stop gap car which was a category 'C'.

The garage gave us 2 forms,

1 to obtain a log book and

1 to apply for car tax.

 

 

I switched the insurance from the old car but during all this my husband was ill ... panic to a certain degree.

 

I tried to find a website on the DVLA to explain the fact our Tax was exempt and it needed to be switched to the new car but of course I needed the replacement log book (this takes up to 5 days).

 

I paid the clamping fee of £260 and the woman on the end of the phone said I could try appealing

when she had listened to my story of why it was not taxed but told me to take it off the road,

 

 

I then considered renting a car but thought why don't I pay the £99 for 6 months car tax (would be cheaper).

 

 

I went to the post office and they did it all for me .... the application for the log book and the car tax was paid.

 

I think this was a bit of an unusual case where the Tax Exemption comes in....and the time frame.

 

Where do I appeal for the cost of the £260 ...

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Mollie this is the website you were after;

 

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax

 

Tax your vehicle online

 

Tax your car, motorcycle or other vehicle

using your reminder letter (V11).

 

If you don’t have a reminder letter, you can use:

 

a V5C registration certificate (log book) that’s in your name - get a replacement if you don’t have one

 

your new keeper supplement (V5C/2) if you’ve just bought the vehicle

 

your ‘last chance’ warning letter

 

Plus there are other ways to tax, Post office etc.

 

I also have exempt tax & when I bought my new car a year ago, I had to swap it from my old to the new.

 

I used the site above & once my details were entered, there was an option to input my Tax Exemption certificate number & once that was done, my car was taxed for the following year.

 

Do you know who clamped your car? What reason why was it clamped? (As I couldn't find this in your post).

 

Of you do know which Company it was, then I would write to them & ask them about appealing the £260 fee.

 

Good luck!

I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every single minute of it!!

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