Number plate retention

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  1. JFRTDI

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    Afternoon,

    Does anyone know the answer to this.

    I have a private reg and would like to take it off my car to sell to webuyanycar.

    Now, can I still drive my car with the reg on if I pay today and sort it out? Do I wait until they send me stuff via post etc? I'm confused as to what happens.
     
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    I have just swapped mine from one van to another it took about 10 days.

    i downloaded a form from the dvla site sent it in with 80 pounds and then waited for the new log book and a replacement number which should be the original one that the car was issued with.

    until you get notified by the dvla with a new v5 certificate you should be fine, once you receive the new one then thats the time to change the reg plate.
     
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    You will receive a new v5. When you get the new V5 then you can put new plates on. So I would suggest that you continue to drive with your private plate on until the new V5 arrives.
     
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    Ok, so I did it online and it told me at the end that I can swap the plates over now, well within 3 days as they sent me a PDF file which shows the ownership proof/transfer and I then have to wait 3-5 days for the v5 whilst my own personal reg will be on retention. You think they'd tell you that first not after you've paid.
     
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