Car reg - Retevtion Certificate problem = HELP

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Hello

Yes, I bought several months ago a car registration/retention certificate via a very well known internet auction site.
I did not getound to putting plate on my car. Paid approx 900 quid to buy, and held on.

However, retention certificate was due to expire, and before it id, I sent 25 quid to have my name put on the cert and another 25 quid to have the retention cert period extended by 12 months. I also sent a covering letter stating I had purchased from the grantee/main named person and copy of receipt from paypal/etc.This was 5 weeks ago.
I have contact via Email the sell on the auction site several times - he is dealing there but ignoring my Emails.

I will have to contact DVLA tomorrow, but worried, can you guys help?

BTW, cold I get the 'grantee' name change to mine?

Thank you guy's again
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Do you have paper work from the DVLA saying that the transfer is in your name
 
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no, when I bought the reg/cert, it was agreed i would pay for the name change when convenient and put on my car. I have sent the original to the dvla and it has the sellers sig to allow my name to be put ov it.
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Just ring the DVLA enquiry line - there's no specific entry for your issue but just ask them anyway and they will put you through - the DVLA admin is the world's worst.
 

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Malc, Have you spoken to the clowns at DVLA recently they are most arrogant idiots and its completely hopeless to get any information out of them. I prefer to take a trip down to the local DVLA center rather than spending hours on the phone
 

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Malc, Have you spoken to the clowns at DVLA recently they are most arrogant idiots and its completely hopeless to get any information out of them. I prefer to take a trip down to the local DVLA center rather than spending hours on the phone

No I have not,,,but I like the Sorn bit. Once you sorn your car off the road,,you cannot tax it for weeks,,so you have to go to the post office, and they say "funny I cant get you car up on the screen"

They are hopeless
 

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I have heard that before....
 

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The key here is having (or getting) the previous owner to sign over the plate to you by signing the relevent places on the certificate.

It's a little complicated and not at all logical - I got the guy to sign the permissions in a couple of places on the certificate just in case.

If you go to a DVLA office direct they are usually a little more helpful.

If you don't have a retention certificate you might be FUBAR.

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