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The Vehicles Crime (Registration of Registration Plate Suppliers) Regulations 2008

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6.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), a registered person (other than a relevant repairer in circumstances where paragraph (9) applies) shall obtain from the prospective purchaser of a registration plate the information referred to in paragraph (2) before the sale takes place.

(2) The information is—

(a)where the prospective purchaser is the partnership or is one or more partners of a partnership purchasing on behalf of the partnership, the firm name and the address of the principal place of business or that firm;

(b)where the prospective purchaser is a Scottish partnership, the firm name and the address of the principal place of business of that firm;

(c)where the prospective purchaser is a limited liability partnership, its name and office as registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2001 or the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 and its principal place of business if different from its registered office;

(d)where the prospective purchaser is a company, its name and office as registered under the Companies Act 2006 and its principal place of business if different from its registered office;

(e)where the prospective purchaser is not within sub-paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d), the purchaser’s name and residential or other address;

(f)where a person is acting as agent for a prospective purchaser, the name and address of that agent;

(g)the registration mark to be displayed on the plate; and

(h)the connection of the prospective purchaser with the registration mark or the vehicle on which the registration plate is intended to be fixed.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), where a registered person is a relevant repairer and paragraph (9) applies he shall, before the sale takes place, obtain from the prospective purchaser—

(a)the information referred to in—

(i)paragraph (2)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), as appropriate; and

(ii)paragraph (2)(f) and (h); and

(b)the number of the relevant policy and the name of the insurer who issued it.

(4) The information referred to in paragraph (2) is not required to be obtained where the prospective purchaser is a registered person or a dealer in vehicles who has arranged the first registration of the vehicle as mentioned in regulation 3(a).

(5) The information referred to in paragraph (2)(g) and (h) is not required to be obtained where paragraph (9) applies and the registered person is not a relevant repairer .

(6) Save where paragraph (9) applies, the information referred to in paragraph (2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) which is obtained by the registered person shall be verified by him using one or more of the documents referred to in Part 1 of the Schedule.

(7) The information referred to in paragraph (2)(h) which is obtained by a registered person, other than a relevant repairer, shall be verified by him using one or more of the documents referred to in Part 2 of the Schedule.

(8) Where the registered person is a relevant repairer the information referred to in paragraph (2) (h) which is obtained by him shall be verified by him using one or more of the documents referred to in Part II of the Schedule unless that information is verified using the information referred to in paragraph (3)(b).

(9) This paragraph applies where the registration plate is fixed to the vehicle to which there has been assigned the registration mark displayed on the registration plate and that vehicle is to be sold or transferred with the registration plate fixed to it.

(10) Section 25(3) of the Act shall apply to the provisions of this regulation.

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