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Old Jun 15th 2009, 8:22 pm
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too easy to say, difficult to do! there must be a way around this. i will keep trying. thanks anyway. unless you fancy a trip to Spain taking my car!!
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by nx1106 View Post
too easy to say, difficult to do! there must be a way around this. i will keep trying. thanks anyway. unless you fancy a trip to Spain taking my car!!
I would come and get it for a small fee! Just as long as it is legal!
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 9:03 pm
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Yes bought the car from the LHD Leeds they say they have done a HPI on the car and there is no outstanding loans or taxes owed. They are going to give me a certificate of the HPI Check. I have looked for a company that does an HPI for EU cars but cannot find one.
hmmm never heard of a Spanish eqv to HPI... I would contact a gestor in Spain with the reg and get them to check it out at traffico so be on the safe side..but maybe too late as you have already bought it, what paperwork have you got from the dealer with the car, did he do a Spanish contract ? to get the name changed you need all sorts of paperwork and assuming the car is not in the dealers name has he given the paperwork to you ?
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 9:32 pm
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only paid deposit picking up at weekend. he has the log book, the nie number and a photo copy of the last owner
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 9:35 pm
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only paid deposit picking up at weekend. he has the log book, the nie number and a photo copy of the last owner
Surely the last owner is the dealer, who should of put it legal before selling it on ?
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Old Jun 18th 2009, 9:46 pm
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Sorry do not know the answer to that question. My LHD Car purchased from Kilrush cars was ex Belgium lease car, imported into UK and placed onto UK plates. I then owned it for 6 months before driving to Spain and registering in the normal manner (using an excelllent lady called Amanda). Cost in total about 750euro. Saved myself 80euro by having a Certificate of Conformity with the car which meant no need for an ITV technical inspection report (just had to put it through the ITV).
I bought my LHD on ebay 12 months before driving to Spain, shopped around when I got here to have it changed over and also used Amanda - cheapest I found. Took car to her house, lights changed then on to ITV station same day, she took my documents and a few days later all was legal, no hassle, no running around, everything done for me. She is in Costa Blanca South (Torrevieja) PM me for her details if required, my total cost was just under 800 euro
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Old Jun 19th 2009, 12:06 pm
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only paid deposit picking up at weekend. he has the log book, the nie number and a photo copy of the last owner
This is normal practice ,saves paying transfer fees twice.
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Old Jun 19th 2009, 4:38 pm
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This is normal practice ,saves paying transfer fees twice.
Don't you need the owners signature on the transfer documents? How else can you prove that it's not stolen?
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Dxf View Post
Hi Chiclanagir,

Yes read the local "Baywatch" and look for the add "LHD 4 Spain", both Gilly & Sjoren are trustworthy.

If you are looking to do it yourself, send me a pm again and I will send you our costs and procedures; Mike & I have done over 200 cars

There is no difference between re-plating LHD or RHD except perhaps the lights. However a LHD van is a different matter and should be considered impossible.

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You do know all the ins and outs of this complex subject. Thanks for your P.M. If one can only stay in Spain for 180 days on U.K. plates, how long can one stay in the U.K. on Spanish plates?
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 8:48 pm
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You do know all the ins and outs of this complex subject. Thanks for your P.M. If one can only stay in Spain for 180 days on U.K. plates, how long can one stay in the U.K. on Spanish plates?
what car is it? got a transporter coming down on a one way trip thats only gonna have my motorbike on it. provided its not a massive car then it can go on the trailer if you are willing to strap it down securely
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 9:04 pm
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what car is it? got a transporter coming down on a one way trip thats only gonna have my motorbike on it. provided its not a massive car then it can go on the trailer if you are willing to strap it down securely
Not bought one yet! We are going to get a small LHD camper. We hope to buy a new one for our retirement. I am getting to know the law and can only spend 180 days in Spain on English plates. How long can we spend in the U.K. on Spanish plates? Not sure at this stage how our time will be split.
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 9:18 pm
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How long can we spend in the U.K. on Spanish plates? .
It says here register ASAP. (what ever that time is!!!)

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...cle/DG_4022583
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 9:24 pm
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Surely any insurer would ask if the vehicle was owned by you, and was roadworthy i.e. has an ITV.

I have always been asked to fax copies of the actual papers before getting insurance cover in Spain. These do not appear to be with this car.
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 9:28 pm
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It says here register ASAP. (what ever that time is!!!)

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...cle/DG_4022583
Six months as long as it is taxed in the country of origin and insured for use in the UK. HERE
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 10:04 pm
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Six months as long as it is taxed in the country of origin and insured for use in the UK. HERE
Thanks JDR
So its the same timescale. So we have to decide where we are going to spend most of our time. At this moment in time I think only 3 months in the U.K. So Spain it is. If circumstances change we have to re register? expensive in Spain? cheap in U.K? [If thats right its the only thing that is]
Next question = cost to run!
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