Can I Scrap A Car If It’s Not In My Name?

There are a number of reasons why you’d want to scrap a vehicle that’s not in your name. Perhaps the car previously belonged to an elderly relative who’s since passed away, or maybe you’d just like to do a friend or family member a favour, as you know how the scrappage process works.

Well, you’re in luck, because it is possible to scrap a car even if it’s not in your name. But this doesn’t mean that people can exact revenge on their enemies by getting their car scrapped without their knowledge – you’ll still need to prove your association with the owner!

What you need to do

Assuming you have the owner or their next of kin’s permission (this should always be your starting point!), you’ll first need to ask for the car keys and V5C document. The V5C document should have their name on it, and you’ll need this in your possession to prove that you have the right to scrap it.

Get the owner or their next of kin to complete section 4 (or section 9 if you have an older V5C) of the document first. They’ll need to do this to indicate that they’re happy for their car to be scrapped or sold to a trader.

Provided this section is complete, and you have the document in your possession (along with the car and its keys!), there should be no issue scrapping it on someone else’s behalf.

If you don’t have the V5C, you’ll need an alternative document to prove that you’re linked to the owner. This could include a letter from them granting permission to scrap the car, an old utility bill or a form of photo identification.

Scrap my car Norfolk

If you have any questions about the scrappage process or would like us to clarify anything covered in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our scrap my car Norfolk service has been designed to be as straightforward and hassle-free as possible, and Cambridge Car Solutions can even collect non-running and immobile vehicles.

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