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Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Old Jul 12th 2011, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Sneezey View Post
Hi as far as I know the fact that you don't have road tax doesn't matter in Spain , but it will when you arrive in the UK. I don't really know about the MOT. I hope someone else can help you with that
It does matter. If you have a UK plated car in Spain it has to be legal in all respects as if it were in it's home country
i.e. MOT, Tax & insurance.

Bear in mind if it's not taxed the insurance could be invalid.
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It does matter. If you have a UK plated car in Spain it has to be legal in all respects as if it were in it's home country
i.e. MOT, Tax & insurance.

Bear in mind if it's not taxed the insurance could be invalid.
if its not MOT'd insurance would be invalid


its a vicious circle

when are they going to start plating\licencing bicycles ??
been doing it in Singapore and Malaysia for decades
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
if its not MOT'd insurance would be invalid


its a vicious circle

when are they going to start plating\licencing bicycles ??
been doing it in Singapore and Malaysia for decades
On yer bike.
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 1:51 pm
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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Originally Posted by Sneezey View Post
Hi as far as I know the fact that you don't have road tax doesn't matter in Spain , but it will when you arrive in the UK. I don't really know about the MOT. I hope someone else can help you with that
For maybe the 100th time, a car on UK plates in Spain has to be legal in the country of regsitraion. No MOT means its not legal in the UK, therefore it is not legal in Spain. So whoever told you that, take them to one side and explain it in simple terms
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
For maybe the 100th time, a car on UK plates in Spain has to be legal in the country of regsitraion. No MOT means its not legal in the UK, therefore it is not legal in Spain. So whoever told you that, take them to one side and explain it in simple terms
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 2:45 pm
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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Originally Posted by Michael74 View Post
It does matter. If you have a UK plated car in Spain it has to be legal in all respects as if it were in it's home country
i.e. MOT, Tax & insurance.

Bear in mind if it's not taxed the insurance could be invalid.
If it does not tick all the boxes it is illegal to use it in Spain or France.

But just because it does not have an MOT or UK tax does not necessarily invalidate the insurance.

If the policy requires that it has an MOT or Tax then that would be different.

It depends on the wording of the policy.

There is no specific law that states that insurance would be invalid in the absence of MOT or tax - it's down to the insurance company to define the risk and conditions.

It's all in the small print!
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 5:34 pm
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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Thanks for all the replies.

I will be sailing Santander to Portsmouth so no need to worry about France.

Having read all the comments I guess it is just a case of getting MOT booked in Portsmouth, rather than risking booking one in Stoke.

As far as the SORN is concerned, I had no idea that you do not do this if it is out of the country.

It will be a case of fingers crossed!
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Not sure what being SORN in the UK and still driving it anywhere would mean either?
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Originally Posted by anonimouse View Post
Not sure what being SORN in the UK and still driving it anywhere would mean either?
Basically SORN means Off Road - like ANY road!
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 6:23 pm
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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Originally Posted by jdr View Post
It may work in UK if he gets that far, best put it on a trailer for what it costs.
Anybody suggest a company that does this, bearing in mind it is in Cadiz?

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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Personally I would check that the insurance is OK and if so drive it back.
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Old Jul 12th 2011, 8:41 pm
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Hi

There are a number of companies that will transport cars back to the UK, mainly from the Costa Del Sol, I suggest you try "Sur in English"

And don´t forget to "un SORN" your car before driving it in England

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Cadiz to Santander and then ferry to England ??
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Old Jul 13th 2011, 10:10 am
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Default Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Originally Posted by Dxf View Post
Hi

There are a number of companies that will transport cars back to the UK, mainly from the Costa Del Sol, I suggest you try "Sur in English"

And don´t forget to "un SORN" your car before driving it in England

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Dave, how do you un SORN? Can this be done online?
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Old Jul 13th 2011, 10:29 am
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My Daughter took a UK car back from Netherlands. No tax or test. Insured it through a UK company who allowed 3 months to do all paperwork. She spoke to someone at DVLC first. Test was booked close to ferry terminal but she did not use it. She said all the formalities were done within a week.
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