“The National Franchised Dealers Association is pleased by the announcement from the DVLA on the importance of V5C logbooks when buying and selling vehicles”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK.

Robinson continued, “The DVLA has confirmed that the V5C is an important document that is necessary in order to tax a vehicle. It is also a good indication that the vehicle was not stolen, as the V5C records the registered keeper of the vehicle.

“The NFDA has always maintained that a reputable dealer will ensure that the V5C is present, whether buying or selling a car. It’s encouraging to see that the DVLA wants to raise awareness of this issue. This will help protect consumers from untrustworthy individuals who give responsible car dealers an undeserved bad name.”

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Susan Pollock, Research Officer
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.