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Registration document V5C (logbook)

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V5C, V5 document, Log book - all these are the names of one and the same paper - document on the registration of the vehicle in the UK. This document contains all the information about the history of the machine, its current and previous owners, technical parameters of the vehicle, and much more. The document is issued by the British Agency DVLA - analogue of our MREO.


Document format - A4, number of pages - 4.

On title page displayed the number of the certificate on registration (Document reference number) registration number of the vehicle (Registration number), name and surname of the present owner, its address. As well as the information about the previous owner: his name and surname, address and date, when the car was on it decorated in England. Here you can find total number of previous owners. Name of the document - "Certificate of registration" duplicated in all the languages of the European Union.
In 2010, the design of the cover page V5C changed, so don't be surprised if you see the document of the old sample. He is still widespread.

Second page. Here reflects all data of the car: the registration number, make and model of the car, date of first registration, body type, class of taxation and much more. Information is divided into blocks: 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Block 4 - information on the car.
Block 5 - information about the owner.
Block 6 - information on the new owner (to be completed at the time of sale of the car)
Unit 7 - introduction of changes in the information about the car
Block 8 - a Declaration made data (signed by the owner and the new owner at the time of sale auto)

the Third and fourth pages. There are 3 tear-off coupon: V5C/2, V5C/3 and V5C/4, as well as a block with information for the owner.
Coupons are necessary for registration of the sale and export of machinery abroad.
Coupon V5C/2 (green) - is filled in the sale of machinery the new owner (if the new owner, an Englishman and a will to go further with the British rooms). Here you specify the name and surname, address and date of sale. With this coupon the new owner can use the car for 2 months, until he receives a letter from the DVLA with the new document V5C (usually wait for the letter should be just a couple of weeks). The rest of the document, in this case the previous owner immediately after the sale sends mail to the address of the DVLA.
Coupon V5C/3 (white) - is filled in case of sale of the car dealer, putting it to the insurance company or to fight.
Coupon V5C/4 (blue) - populated in the case of exports of machinery abroad. If you bought a car in England and going to bring it to Russia - this is your case. The seller enters in this coupon projected date of export, puts the date and the signature, the rest of the document, he shall give it to you (do not forget, that must be necessarily filled in blocks 6 and 8). The coupon of the seller sends to the DVLA mail and registration of the car in the UK will be cancelled. You will have hands on the basic certificate of registration with full technical data of the vehicle.
Attention, please! Usually the owners don't know the procedures car sale for export (since before've never done this!), so you have to intelligibly explain the seller of this procedure.

If you do not have V5C

Not always the seller has in the presence of the certificate of registration. This situation is acceptable, as in England, the driver is not required to be in possession of this document, sitting behind the wheel. The owner might lose it or something like this. This, of course, not very well, but should not become a reason for a refusal on purchase of a good car.
What to do in this situation?
For starters, you need to record all the data of the previous owner: name and surname, his full postal address. Next you go to the website (this is the website of the UK Government and all public services), find a section where Motoring forms, which is a form of V62 "Apply for a vehicle registration certificate V5C (log book)". Download it in PDF format and print. The form is very simple: you need to specify the details of the car (make, model, color and VIN number) and information about yourself (name, surname, postal address in the UK(!!!), contact telephone number and date of purchase of a car). On question 3 answer "I bought the vehicle from the previous keeper or motor trader and I have not received a V5C yet" (tick the box opposite), put signature and date.
Before sending the letter to the DVLA, you need to pay to mail a fine in the amount of 25 pounds for the lack of the certificate of registration and to enclose payment receipt of the letter.
DVLA will send you a new document V5C usually within a month.

Nikita Volgin