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    How do I trace a cars owner?
    A long shot I know but recently some of the garages in my block were broken into but nothing appeared to be taken from any of them

    I reported it to the police and local council and I made secure the doors that I could.

    In one of the garages covered in cobwebs with a 2002 tax disc in the screen was a 1964 VW Beetle. Covered in dust with flat tyres but with what looks like great bodywork etc.

    The door to the garage had not been opened in years prior to the break-ins as Ivy completly grown over the garage door.

    I want to make an offer to the owner to buy it but don't know even if the owner is alive

    What options do I have to try and trace the owner

    All the best

    Jon

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    Would the DVLA help ? Perhaps they will not give you contact info, due to data protection and all that but would they pass a message to the owner to ask them to contact you ???

    Perhaps the owner has even passed away ?

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    go to the local council mate they might be able to get you contact info or might even send them a letter on your behalf, thats if they are council rented garages, hth

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    http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/index.jsp

    Check the tax liability, you know it's not taxed obviously, but it still shows if it's SORN'd and when that will run out, I think you have to renew each year.

    If it isn't SORN'd, then it may well have been abandoned in some form or another!

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    You can rightfully claim ownership on an abandoned car.

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    Steal it....

    Lol no but seriously, DVLA will only give you info if you have reson for it i.e accident and didnt stop... Say that to them.

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    Tow it to the side of the road and report it abandoned and if no 1 claims it im pretty sure you can apply for the v5. maybe wrong though lol. p.s steeling is wrong

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    Now I have done this.

    Apply for the log book, the (ex) owner has 2 weeks to contest it, if they dont, you become the registerd owner and on the log book will be the previuos registerd owner.

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    Move your car in, then leave your number on the door

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3tchy View Post
    Now I have done this.

    Apply for the log book, the (ex) owner has 2 weeks to contest it, if they dont, you become the registerd owner and on the log book will be the previuos registerd owner.

    correct.. sureey neighbours will know?

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