Can someone else scrap my car?

מאת Lee Johnson
בתאריך 2 אוגוסט, 2022

It is possible to ask someone else to scrap your car, but this requires more documentation than scrapping the car yourself. If your vehicle has a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), the ATF must pick it up because it is illegal for you or someone else to drive a vehicle that has been declared 'off the road,' even to an authorised treatment facility. As a result, the ATF must legally remove any SORN vehicle by towing or lifting it.

Can someone else scrap my car?

Is it possible for someone else to scrap my car?

It is possible to ask someone else to scrap your car, but this requires more documentation than scrapping the car yourself. If your vehicle has a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), the ATF must pick it up because it is illegal for you or someone else to drive a vehicle that has been declared 'off the road,' even to an authorised treatment facility. As a result, the ATF must legally remove any SORN vehicle by towing or lifting it.

Can my car be scrapped without my permission?

It is a crime to sell someone else's property without their permission. So, the answer to the question of whether someone can scrap your car without your permission is no. If someone scraps your car without your permission, they are breaking the law, and you can file a police report about it. You may also be able to sue the individual for damages in some cases. While it is possible for someone to steal your car without your permission, it is not legal. If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact the police and seek legal counsel.

What is the procedure for having someone else scrap my car?

You can scrap your car yourself or have someone else do it for you if you need to. If you choose to have someone else scrap your car, they will need the logbook or V5C. They will then present this to the ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility). You must provide them with the Section Five form, which must be filled out by both you and the ATF. When finished, the ATF will forward it to the DVLA. You should also notify the DVLA that your car has been scrapped at the ATF. If you fail to notify the DVLA, you could face a fine of up to £1000. Scrap dealers are legitimate businesses that have been approved by the Environment Agency to dispose of used vehicles. When scrapping your car, use a reputable scrap dealer who will follow proper procedures.

Can my friend scrap my car if I don't have the keys?

Scrapping a car is a procedure that typically necessitates the use of the vehicle's keys. If someone tried to scrap your car without your permission and didn't have your car keys, they'd have to show other documentation to prove they were the registered keeper of the vehicle. This documentation includes a V5 registration document, also known as a logbook, as well as proof of purchase for the vehicle bearing their name. To be considered valid, these documents must be fully supported by photo ID and proof of address. If the person scrapping the car cannot provide this documentation, the process will be terminated.

Why is the scrap yard requesting a hpi check?

Scrap yards conduct HPI checks in certain circumstances, such as when keys or V5 registration documents are missing, to verify a vehicle's history. These checks can reveal whether a vehicle was stolen or written off, among other things. When proof of ownership is uncertain, the scrap yard may conduct an HPI check before scrapping the vehicle and releasing payment. If a vehicle is reported stolen, the ATF (Authorized Treatment Facility) is notified, and the transaction with the scrap yard is cancelled. As a result, proper identification is required when bringing a car to be scrapped. No payment will be made unless proper identification is provided.


How to Dispose of Your Car

Here's a quick rundown of how to scrap your car.

  • Look for scrap car companies on the internet.
  • Enter your vehicle registration number and car details into a scrap car quote form. Gather several quotes in order to find the best one. Accept the best quote and arrange for a free scrap car collection.
  • Provide identification, such as a driver's licence, to the scrap car dealer. see what kind of photo identification is required to scrap a car
  • Obtain a receipt from the scrap metal dealer.
  • Give them the V5 registration document with section 9 intact. Section 9 of the V5C document (or Section 4 on V5Cs issued after April 2019) must be completed and returned to the DVLA.
  • Contact your insurance company, which will cancel the policy and refund you for any unused insurance months.
  • Within 7 days, you will receive a certificate of destruction.
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