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Is there a rule that you cannot leave your uk registered vehicle in Europe for more than 10 months.
 
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I thought it was 6 months in France also, it was mentioned on here last week, the bloke had a Jag & a Bentley, but hadn't needed to do anything before "B" apparently, but has to now, as he couldn't get it insured in the UK for longer than 90 days....I think that was the jist of it?
LES
 
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Is there a rule that you cannot leave your uk registered vehicle in Europe for more than 10 months.
Different rules for different countries, but the the maximum is 11 months anywhere.
Basically you may start to have issues over 90 days, and will run into problems over 180 days.

Arriving in the UK without valid tax and MOT can also cause a problem, you may need to prove you are going to the nearest MOT station in Dover before proceeding and also get you tax done same day (a real problem if you fail the MOT because of a blown bulb or similar!)
 

mikebeaches

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Pre-pandemic (and pre-Brexit), we were leaving our van in Spain for six months during the winter. Then flying back and forth from the UK to use it.

The arrangement had Brexit very much in mind and would comfortably meet the current requirements. ie 6 months for the van, and 90 days in 180 for us.

Hope to do it again next winter if all the stars in life align... ;)(y)

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The arrangement had Brexit very much in mind and would comfortably meet the current requirements. ie 6 months for the van, and 90 days in 180 for us.
But it doesn't nor did it ever previously. No problem probably until there's an accident and lawyer goes trawling.
If the van was found to be in Spain in dxcess of 6 months without having left ,it should have been sealed for the next 6 months.
In court it would be &has been , a straight forward it shouldn't have been here therefore it is your fault,even if totally blameless.
 

mikebeaches

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But it doesn't nor did it ever previously. No problem probably until there's an accident and lawyer goes trawling.
If the van was found to be in Spain in dxcess of 6 months without having left ,it should have been sealed for the next 6 months.
In court it would be &has been , a straight forward it shouldn't have been here therefore it is your fault,even if totally blameless.
Slightly puzzled by your reply Gus - the van was only ever in Spain for a maximum of six months at a time.

We drove it down from the UK at the beginning of the winter, and drove it back just prior to the expiry of 6 months, using ferry between Spain and Blighty. How is that outside Spanish or EU rules? :unsure:
 
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Slightly puzzled by your reply Gus - the van was only ever in Spain for a maximum of six months at a time.

We drove it down from the UK at the beginning of the winter, and drove it back just prior to the expiry of 6 months, using ferry between Spain and Blighty. How is that outside Spanish or EU rules? :unsure:
sorry(y)I read it as you were leaving it their for the other 6 months
 

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