PNC on sold car
In Febuary last year I sold a vehicle to a friend's older brother. We completed the V5 document (I also have a picture of this) and this was sent off. The new owner (my friend's brother) then insured himself on the vechile and also taxed it (as the law had just changed that tax can not be sold with the vehicle).
I never questioned if he had recieved the new log book it never even crossed my mind and didn't speak to him much anyway.
Today I've had a letter from a debt collection agency, on behalf of my local council, for a PNC which was issued after the sale of the vehicle. I've recieved no prior correspondence regarding the PNC (I assume it was a parking ticket stuck to his window) and only now been made aware. To add to the stress, the cost of the fine has risen due to no action being taken on it.
Where do I stand with this? I can't provide proof of sending the V5 apart from a picture I took of it completed prior to posting. However he was insured on the vechile and will have completed the car tax documents etc, but I'm not sure if this will provide sufficent evidence to prove the sale.
I assume the response will be "You should have checked with the DVLA that the logbook form was receieved and processed", as I don't believe any correspondence is sent out to notify of the change, to the previous owner (I may be wrong on this).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
28 Jul 2018 22:01, updated
01 Apr 2017, published