Religion & Spirituality0 min ago
Can I Just Leave The Car In The Drive?
I have my deceased partners car in our drive.
It cannot be seen from the road,'
I presume it can sit there till the road tax runs out .I cannot find any road tax documents in my partners papers,so don't know when it does expire.
The same applies to the Motor Insurance.
What happens when the road tax/insurance expires,am I then required to SORN it?
If it was SORN'ed,would that stop me selling it,once the car is part of my late partners estate.
I don't drive.so selling it(eventually) would probably be my best bet?
Over to you guys.
A big thank you maydup,
I can see from your link this:~
✓ TaxedVehicle Reg******* is Taxed
Tax due: 1 August 2024
✓ MOTVehicle Reg ****** has a valid MOT certificate
Expires: 18 July 2024
So this is a starting point.
Where would you go from here?
My late partners brother has the letters of administration,so I presume he can contact Santander Car insurance,and the DVLA, to inform them?
I cannot find out (yet) when Car Insurance Expires,as Santander's Berevement Helpline closes on a Saturday,at 2.pm!
I know his brother is dealing with this(and other car,and estate issues) but I would like to give him some support.
He is in Yorkshire,I am in East Sussex.
"It's the driver who needs insurance not the car, so don't be concerned about that just now."
That is not correct, Maydup. All vehicles must be insured under a policy which provides the cover required by the Road Traffic Act (basically against Third Party risks). If no such policy is in force, it must be declared off road by way of a SORN (and kept off road).
"You may want to insure it against theft."
But in that event, barry, even it it was not driven and kept off the road, if the policy did not cover Third Party risks, it must be declared SORN.
"I assumed it would be declared SORN, NJ."
Good point, barry.
"I think that Billy's brother should SORN it,as soon as legal matters(the estate etc)are settled,..."
It should be SORN'd asap, Nosey. As barry points out, the insurance policy becomes void on the death of the policyholder and so the car is now uninsured. The only thing to bear in mind, however, is that any penalties for that offence will be levied against the Registered Keeper, whom I assume was your late partner.