DVLA FINE

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  1. TheDentons

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    Had a nice letter off the DVLA who are claiming £35 because I did not inform them that I had disposed of our old motorhome
    We part exchanged it last year in June through a dealer I don't recall ever having to fill in the V5 in this instance
     
  2. GJH

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    We've always had to fill in part of the V5 when part exchanging a vehicle. A motorhome is no different. The dealer should have made sure you had the correct part to complete and send off.
     
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  3. Tootles

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    Write back, and tell them you did. They play this money grabbing game far to frequently. You posted it, not your fault if it didnt arrive. Blame it on the Pony Express, (he said, breaking into song....................................) :):)

     
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    Wouldn['t normally condone what Toots says, but they fined me once after my road tax disc was stolen when my car broken into. I informed the police and was given crime number and I put note on window 'Tax Disc Stolen.' Since there was only a month left I didn't contact the DVLA as it is now and presumed that the police being notified was all that was needed.

    The DVLA fined me when the police must have notified them .. because I had NOT notified them and thereby not paid a fee for a new tax disc to put on the windscreen. Give the police credit where due, they even tried to help me be excused but to no avail.

    Hopefully the new system is improved .. but it still rankles with me. Don't pay.
     
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  5. Tootles

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    I would, (y) He talks a lot of sense!. :)
     
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    Do you really expect me to agree with you on that? :) xx
     
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  7. GJH

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    Do you really expect anybody to agree with you on that? :Eeek:
     
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  8. Tootles

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    Yes. (y) I do, and so should you!! Why, I have supported you hill and high water on this very site, you could at least show your gratitude! :)
     
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    Edited for accuracy (y)
     
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    Only problem with that is if it has come to light because the dealer has returned the old V5 complete with ALL parts , & that is how they know the OP hasn't sent it off .
    If that's the case could be a problem saying you sent it off.

    Regardless of how you dispòse of a vehicle , one part should always be retained & filled in by the seller/part-exchanger/etc.
     
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    I still talk to you don't I? Bloomin' 'eck, some people expect the earth :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Only works if you have proof of posting... They aren't as daft as they appear.
     
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  14. Tootles

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    Not so, Young John. That's out of the window now, in reverse, funny enough. It used to be the catchall excuse for avoiding a speeding fine, however, not any more. The DVLA and Constabulary rules now say that 'pleading non receipt of a speeding fine or excise avoidance notification is not a valid excuse'. So if it's not a valid excuse for you..........(y)(y)

    And also 'Proof of posting cannot be deemed proof of receipt'.
     
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  15. Phill D

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    DVLA have no idea what the get in the post from one day to the next...:Eeek:
    i sent in a tax disc and a certificate for the change of MGW of my van.... letter back saying that they had received my request and duly completed forms but i had omitted my tax disc and certificate. Which was stapled to the application. :yawn2:

    called them and they said "Ahh!" yes! please write and tell us! :swear2:
     
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    You couldn't make it up could you?
     
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    It appears you are correct.
    once the letter is dropped in the postbox, its deemed delivered and its up to the recipient to prove you didnt post it.

    DSlA will threaten court action if the fine isnt paid but will back down before it gets to court....allegedly.
     
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    DVLA always used to send summonses etc out recorded delivery. They stopped this practice many years ago and started sending out all such correspondence first class mail. This as because legal opinion (accepted by the magistrates courts) says that sending by first class mail is "good service". I believe the Act in question was the Interpretation Act 1978. Quote this at them if they threaten legal action - it is, I believe, the reason they drop so many cases immediately prior to the court action. Most people don't challenge them of course as they are a Government body which is why they continue to make so much money for the government.
     
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