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The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

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Change of keeper: registration document issued in Great Britain before 24th March 1997

21.—(1) This regulation applies where the current registration document for a vehicle was issued in Great Britain before 24th March 1997 and a change in the keeper of the vehicle occurs.

(2) The registered keeper—

(a)if the registration document is in his possession, shall deliver that part of it which relates to a change of keeper to the new keeper; and

(b)shall forthwith deliver to the Secretary of State, on that part of the registration document which relates to the notification of transfer (or otherwise in writing), the following information—

(i)notification of the change of keeper;

(ii)the date on which the vehicle was sold or transferred to the new keeper;

(iii)the name and address of the new keeper;

(iv)the registration mark of the vehicle; and

(v)the make, model and colour of the vehicle.

(3) If the new keeper—

(a)intends to use or keep the vehicle on public roads otherwise than under a trade licence; or

(b)does not intend to use or keep the vehicle on public roads,

he shall notify the Secretary of State of his name and address, on the appropriate part of the registration document (or otherwise in writing).

(4) If the new keeper intends to use the vehicle on public roads solely under a trade licence, he shall notify the Secretary of State that this is his intention on or before whichever is the sooner of—

(a)the expiration of the period three months beginning with the date on which he became the keeper of the vehicle; or

(b)if a further change of keeper occurs, the date of that change.

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