Jump to content

Photo

What to do if you've lost your v5 logbook!


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
10 replies to this topic

#1 sam.i.am

sam.i.am

    green eggs and ham

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,709 posts
  • Location:Surrey

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 09:03

My mum's road tax is 3 months out of date and she can't renew it because she has lost her v5 logbook!

Tried looking on the DVLA website but couldn't find much.

Any suggestions?

P.S.- The address on the v5 may be our old house!

Alpine | Helix | Genesis | Image Dynamics


#2 SCOOTERMAN

SCOOTERMAN

    Woof!

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,892 posts
  • Location:Wales, boyo!

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 09:08

Take the reminder along in place of the V5C. Failing that, fill-out a form (unsure of number) at the Post Office requesting a new V5C.
2000 Alfa Romeo 146ti

[SCOOTERMAN]...could use some female company that doesn't have four fingers, a thumb, and a mouth drawn on with lipstick...


#3 stu0x

stu0x

    Shut it you slaaaaaag

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,784 posts
  • Location:lima x-ray

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 09:08

Look harder on the DVLA website - there's a form you fill in.

What you might need to do is go to your local VRO (DVLA office) and have an inspection done before they reissue you with a new V5.

#4 -Taylor-

-Taylor-

    Im perfect!

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,422 posts
  • Location:Cheshire

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 09:10

you can apply for tax without a V5 if you have the reminder form. if its SORN you can do that online and you can apply for a new V5 at your local dvla office iirc

#5 sam.i.am

sam.i.am

    green eggs and ham

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,709 posts
  • Location:Surrey

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 09:29

Just had a look and she can't find the reminder as she didn't change address when we moved house back in November 05 :shake:

Rung DVLA and we have to go to the nearset office! :whatever:

She does however, have V5C/2 (change of address), the little slip at the bottom of the logbook. There is no address on her certificate of motor insurance so maybe we can blag it with that?

Car is less than 3 years old so no MoT certificate is required...

Alpine | Helix | Genesis | Image Dynamics


#6 John.

John.

    Regular Member

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,614 posts
  • Location:North West

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 10:06

I rung the DVLA & they sent me one in the post, it was easy.

#7 Tahiti

Tahiti

    Regular Forum User

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPip
  • 86 posts

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 12:09

As above - takes a bit of time to sort out, but works out fine in the end.

#8 dravidham

dravidham

    Regular Member

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,363 posts
  • Location:West Sussex

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 12:23

My mum's road tax is 3 months out of date and she can't renew it because she has lost her v5 logbook!

Tried looking on the DVLA website but couldn't find much.

Any suggestions?

P.S.- The address on the v5 may be our old house!


Sam,

You need a DVLA form V62. I have a pdf version on my pc which I can and will email to you. PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.

I was in exctly the same position as your mum not so long ago with my motor. I filled out the form and sent it off to the DVLA with a covering letter of explanation plus 19 quid and it was all sorted in 2 weeks given that I urgently needed to tax my car.

I could also mail you a copy of my letter aswell, which you could always use as a template for the correcponsence that you send them.

You will be fine with the insurance cover note, but after you get the tax, you should tell the insurer of the address change asap, as it's probably a breach of policy conditions if your mum has changed post codes - just incase it causes any hassles in the event of a claim for damage.

Make sure she sends to the DVLA recorded delivery though as they tend to lose things more often than most organizations!

Cheers,

Dave.

#9 Tahiti

Tahiti

    Regular Forum User

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPip
  • 86 posts

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 12:42

oh and be very careful how you write the details out - I had to return two V5s for amendment because they couldn't read my writing!

#10 sam.i.am

sam.i.am

    green eggs and ham

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,709 posts
  • Location:Surrey

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 14:57

All sorted now.

We went to the office in Wimbledon but my mum didn't get the £80 fine because they had her down on the system as Mrs Sharp, not Mrs Starr, so she blagged it and got away with it! All she paid was £20 for a new logbook and got her car taxed ;)

Thanks for your help!

Sam

Alpine | Helix | Genesis | Image Dynamics


#11 Tahiti

Tahiti

    Regular Forum User

  • Feedback: View
  • PipPipPip
  • 86 posts

Posted 30 Aug 2006 - 16:06

Great news - and a lot quicker than the postal route!!