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The Retention of Registration Marks Regulations 1993

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Exercise of a right of retention

10.—(1) A right of retention shall be exercisable on only one occasion.

(2) Subject to the provisions of regulation 11, a right of retention shall be exercisable by the grantee—

(a)surrendering to the Secretary of State, for retention by him, the retention document;

(b)surrendering to the Secretary of State, for replacement by him;

(i)the registration document issued under the 1971 Act in which the name and address of the grantee or, where appropriate, the nominated person, are stated as the owner of the vehicle within the Registration and Licensing Regulations, and

(ii)the vehicle licence in force under the 1971 Act, or a valid application for such a licence; and

(c)sending to the Secretary of State, for endorsement and return, such of the following documents as relate to the vehicle in respect of which the grantee proposes to exercise the right of retention—

(i)if the vehicle is one in respect of which a test certificate is required under section 45 of the 1988 Act, the test certificate in force under that section;

(ii)if the vehicle is one in respect of which a test certificate is required in accordance with article 34 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, the certificate in force under that article;

(iii)if the vehicle is one in respect of which a plating certificate and a goods vehicle test certificate under section 49 of the 1988 Act is required, the certificates in force under that section.

(3) In this regulation “the vehicle”means the vehicle to which the grantee proposes that the registration mark shall be assigned.

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