This is a popular question when someone is considering buying a personalised number plate. So, is buying a personalised number plate complicated?
The simple answer is no; buying from a dealer should mean a hassle-free transaction for the client. The dealer handles the paperwork and DVLA procedures on your behalf.
Some of the most recent private number plate transfers we carried out were completed the same day. Here is a summary of the procedure. The client gets in touch with an enquiry about a particular registration. They will generally have a few questions to ask and providing they get the right answers an agreement is reached.
The client has the option of coming over in person with their V5C Registration Certificate (log-book). We have a coffee and a chat while the payment goes through and then complete the plate transfer via the new DVLA online platform. Minutes later the transfer is complete and the plates can be fitted to the car. The client contacts their motor insurer and tracker provider to notify the change of registration.
It is not convenient for every client to come over in person, so sometimes the client sends their vehicle documents to us. We complete the transfer and advise as soon as everything is complete. The plates can go on the vehicle and the new V5C Registration Certificate is sent through the post from DVLA Swansea.
The last step in the process involves the client taking a photo of their car or motorbike proudly displaying their new number plates. We upload the images to the number plates photos page of the Simply Registrations website.
If you have any specific questions, they may already be covered on the FAQs page. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, give us a call on 0113 288 7553 and we will happily discuss any concerns you may have.