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DVLA - Dead previous owner of property has cars still registered to my (now) address


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I bought my house 2 years ago.

The previous owner had died.

i continue to receive parking fines and communication from DVLA in the name of the dead person, despite contacting DVLA via post to inform them I am the new owner of the property.

I have sent them proof of purchase and ownership but the communications continue to arrive.

Aside from using "return to sender", does anyone have any idea how to stop this and get DVLA to update their records?

Not sure if relevant but the Tax class on the vehicle is disabled meaning that the price of vehicle tax is £0 per year.

I assume someone is using this to get free vehicle tax which is up to them,

but I'm bored of fighting with parking charge companies and getting threatening letters, as whoever is doing this is also not very good at paying for parking.

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Doubt DVLA can do anything, because you are a third party and nothing to do with the DVLA records.

If the vehicle is still being driven and not registered correctly, you could ask the Police whether it is something they can look into. If the vehicle is not on the road legally, then perhaps Police can flag up the registration number for a stop to complete a document check. E.g. driving licence, Insurance, MOT. 

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1 minute ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

Doubt DVLA can do anything, because you are a third party and nothing to do with the DVLA records.

Thank you. I may not be anything to do with the DVLA records but my address is and presumably any unpaid fines will have an impact on me and my credit rating as owner of the property. 

I'll try the police route but honestly it's a bit disappointing DVLA do nada. 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to DVLA - Dead previous owner of property has cars still registered to my (now) address

no it cant have an impact on you nor the address.

you are not the RK.

and i doubt they are getting annual free road tax either, as the person is DEAD. if they are its an offence and you need to contact the relevant authorities .

Do you know the reg numbers of the car(s) involved?

there used to be a form called BC1 that you could fill in to remove cars from an old registered address.

but somethings not right here with the story....

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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1 hour ago, dx100uk said:

Do you know the reg numbers of the car(s) involved?

Yes I have the reg from both the V11Z that DVLA sent through, and the various parking offence letters. Understand that the owener registration can't have an effect on me but should the parking fines go to a county court judgement surely that would?

The thing which worries me is that it's a holiday home so I pick up post pretty infrequently and so could miss deadlines to appeal the charges. 

The last parking charge took me months to challenge before they finally gave up sending threats. It's just very time consuming.

The previous owners' children were known criminals and pretty shady characters so I'm fairly certain it's one of them that is "borrowing" the dead dad's car without registering in their name.

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parking fines (council issued Penalty Charge Notices) were decriminalised years ago, with no need for court. can go direct to bailiffs but with no right of forced entry.

PRIVATE parking charge notices can totally be ignored

so there are no deadlines to worry about. simply ignore both.

nothing can happen to your holiday home, your home or you, you are not the registered keeper.

i mean if you really want to screw with them up........:eyebrows::behindsofa:

simply go online and register the cars as scrapped.

dx

 

 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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If the car is being used to commit crimes, which is possible from what you have said, then it might be worth flagging this problem with Police. Then if Police did exercise a search warrant knocking through the door, then, you had done what you could have done as a good citizen.

A very long time ago my brother sold a motorcycle as a private sale. About a year or so later, Police came knocking on the door on new years eve, as the motorcycle had been used in committing some form of criminal offence. Fortunately my brother had kept the proof of sale documents, so the Police went away happy with the information.

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