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Buying and selling a vehicle


In this section we discuss some of the issues you will need to be aware of when you buy or sell a vehicle.

Registration marks

See 'Registration marks' for a discussion on:

  • Transferring and retaining a registration mark
  • Getting a number plate for a vehicle

Registering a vehicle

See 'Registering a vehicle' for a discussion on:

  • Registering a vehicle
  • Registering an old or imported vehicle
  • Replacing a registration document

Import and export

See 'Import and export' for a discussion on:

  • The Single Vehicle Approval Scheme
  • Importing and exporting a vehicle
  • Registering an imported vehicle

Buying and selling

See 'Buying and selling' for a discussion on:

  • Notifying the DVLA in Swansea if you have recently bought or sold a vehicle
  • Taxing a vehicle
  • Advice on buying a vehicle

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What is the law guide

The Desktop Lawyer law guide aims to present the law to you in a comprehensive yet jargon-free and easy-to-read format. Our law guide is constantly kept up to date with changes in business and family law by our team of in house solicitors, and includes information across all the legal jurisdictions in the UK.

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