The registered keeper on any vehicle’s V5C logbook is responsible for transferring ownership when the vehicle is bought and sold. It’s important to do this as soon as the car changes hands and payment has been received, because the keeper is still legally responsible and liable for any fines or charges until the V5C logbook has been updated.
When you sell your car on Motorway, you sell to a verified dealer and this counts as a ‘trade sale’ with the DVLA. Once your buyer has collected your car and paid you for it, you’ll need to fill out Section 9 of your V5C logbook with the dealer’s details, and then send the booklet to the DVLA.
You can now alternatively transfer ownership online; visit the DVLA website to get started. You’ll be asked: ‘Did you sell the vehicle privately, or to a motor trader?’, to which you must select, ‘Sold it to a motor trader’. Then just fill in the dealer’s details and the 11-digit reference number from the car’s V5C logbook. If you’ve included the new owner’s email address, you’ll both get an email confirming the transfer of ownership, and a new V5C logbook will be sent to the new owner within five working days.
Please note that you should not under any circumstances transfer ownership to Motorway, as we did not purchase your vehicle. If you believe you have done this in error, please get in touch with us on email@example.com.