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Justin McArdle
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« Reply #15 on: 01 July, 2007, 07:30:22 PM »

Can't say I've had your experience Justin.  My SORN reminder arrived from the DVLA with nearly a month's notice (and in a brown DVLA branded envelope at that) -

I would have normally put the non-arrival of the reminder down to the Post Office - and it was probably their fault.  It was just the sneakiness of the ensuing fine that raised my suspicions. I have managed to tax and insure my cars/motorbikes for more than 25 years without problem. It just seems to have be become a headache recently. In fairness, the internet system is a very welcome advance - perhaps DVLA might use email to remind us! Wink
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« Reply #16 on: 01 July, 2007, 11:33:58 PM »

When Sorn was fairly new and first raising it's ugly head, I was offered a Dedra free & Gratis as it had been left standing with water leaking into the boot, resulting in the boot floor about to part company with the rest.
This vehicle had been Sorn'd & was parked on private property, we took a trailer to collect it direct from the private property & took it  to a friends driveway on the trailer for dismantling, also private property. At no point did the vehicle touch the public highway.
I notified the DVLA that I was the new owner, & a new V5 was issued, however, shortly afterwards I received a 40 fine through the post as I hadn't sorn'd the vehicle & the DVLA assumed that the vehicle had been on the public highway.
I pointed out that I had notified them re the V5 of change of ownership, that the vehicle hadn't been on the public highway at any point, & that I didn't see the need to Sorn the vehicle as it had never been back on the road, so it's standing of being off the road & sorn'd hadn't changed. As I also had 3 other cars fully licensed and insured at the the time, it was hardly likely that I was trying to avoid paying road tax.
After a bit of humming, aahing & sucking teeth from the DVLA, they withdrew the fine notice. Grin

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« Reply #17 on: 02 July, 2007, 07:09:29 AM »

It wouldn't do them any harm to let us know that our MOT is due to expire either, considering the cost (per mile in my case!). Being as all of this legislation is about making our roads safer (itsn't it??).

Mark

(1 car on SORN and the MOT ran out in April when I thought it was June!).
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« Reply #18 on: 02 July, 2007, 09:00:40 AM »

Brian
When the SORN first came about I had a long conversation about my Fulvia which was due for an MOT. I was concerned that if it failed at the local garage I might need to get it to a specialist etc. etc. and should I SORN or not SORN. I was living in Hackney in east London at the time and after phone call with DVLA I took a stroll up the road only to notice that 2/3 of the parked cars which I passed didn't have any road tax. I felt bit of a idiot!!
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« Reply #19 on: 02 July, 2007, 06:21:04 PM »

Hi Justin,
Typical of the Government, the DVLA & child support agency ( I hasten to add I have no personal experience of the CSA) who seem to ignore the ones they should be after, & go for those who pay their way, but have made a genuine mistake. Angry

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