You must provide the right information to buyers and DVLA when you sell a vehicle.
Before you sell the vehicle
Your vehicle log book (V5C) must be up to date. You may not get a refund for any full months left on your vehicle tax if your details are incorrect.
Apply to update your log book if you’ve:
What to share from your log book
Potential buyers can check your log book to make sure the details match your vehicle.
- your log book document reference number
- copies or photos of the log book, or allow them to be produced
Someone could use this information to get a fraudulent copy of your log book, putting your vehicle at risk of being stolen or cloned.
Once you’ve sold the vehicle
Give the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip (V5C/2) from the log book to the buyer.
You must tell DVLA you’ve sold the vehicle and give them the full name and address of the buyer. If you don’t do this, any vehicle tax refund you’re owed might be affected.