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Old 10-04-2008, 10:37 AM
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Just elevated my blood pressure threefold.

Got a demand from DVLA for tax on a bike that was sorned.

sorn ran out and they want £50.Twunts.

When introduced it was for the publics good-mf fat shiny hairy white arse is it.

This bike has a snapped frame and ain't going nowhere fast.Only reason didn't scrap it(wish I ha d know) cuz wanted reg for trike future project.

Ain't they s'pose to send a reminder or something?

Any one know legal ins and outs with these grey faced hypocrites.Phoned them and they say thats the law.I'm just f'kin spittin

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:49 AM
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They have you by the short and curlies, Drew. They will argue that it takes less than 5 minutes to sorn your vehicle and you have no excuses unless you are a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:53 PM
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i got one wrote to em the said i should know and doubled the charge coz i didnt pay in time went to citizens advice centre they wrote em a letter got a letter back sayin its been squashed this time so try c.a.b got to be worth ago
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:32 PM
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I got two last year, wrote to them and sent copies of my other sorns.
I explained that as shown this was the first time i had failed to do on time .
I also included a copy of a previous sorn comfirmation from them which stated a reminder would be sent.
Got a slapped wrist ,but everything was cancelled.
All the best with it
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:34 PM
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ex housemate got a letter about his car, he wrote back saying he didnt realise he needed one (it was when it first came in) enclosing cheque for said fine, and they returned the cheque to him uncashed - someone must have been having a good day!
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:10 PM
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Did you not get the reminders?
I get a reminder for my sorned bike (kept the reg just in I build a gs550 chop one day) every year and just do it on line when I receive it.
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As all above say , its worth writting explaining the situation , I had a fine from them last year for apparently not telling them I sold a vehicle , even though I bought it cat C damaged so no log book , I had it VIC tested and sold it to a friend so applied for the V5 in her name and they tried to fine me £55. for not telling them I sold it.Phoned the enquiry number to be told there was nothing they can do about it , " If you want to contest then you must write to us and we will forward it to the court " thanks for feck all .

I wrote them a polite note saying I go through 20-30 vehicles a year through work and play and explained had I known I would have applied for the V5 in my name then changed it to my friends after but she needed to tax it to be legal .

They replied saying it had been quashed . Worked a few times with parking tickets too . The ones they said I hadnt paid and I said I didnt receive

Worth a try mate .
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I am having the same sort of ****e from these fecking idiots at the moment.

I bought my Superglide about THREE FUCKING YEARS AGO and still haven't got a log book. I have a file of emails from DVLA all contradicting each other. Some demanding money (Fines). I have written to them, I have sent them a copy of the receipt, but they want the original of course, I have sent them a letter I got from the previous owner as they requested. It is like talking to a brick wall.

I can't tax the bike, so legally shouldn't ride it. Been stopped by the fuzz and had to explain why I didn't have any tax on the bike. As I had insurance and MOT, the bike was in good order, they said they would report the matter to DVLA and I should be able to sort it out. Still waiting for the scrunts to get thier act together.

I have a bike sat in my back yard, an XS650. I have owned it for about 8 years, but I cannot find the log book. I have a bike that I am completely rebuilding, as XL185 Honda. Got a receipt showing when I bought it but no V5. Why the fuck we have to jump through hoops just to keep the penpushers busy defies all logic and really pisses me off.

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