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What documents do I need to sell my car?

With We Want Any Car, it’s easy to sell your car in no time at all, even if you’re not the registered keeper! Once you’ve received your free valuation, you’ll need to find your important vehicle documents to have during an appointment with one of our local vehicle purchaser. Here is a checklist to help you find all the necessary items.

Your vehicle documents

  • V5C registration document*
  • MOT certificate (if applicable)
  • If you have any outstanding finance on your vehicle, you will need to bring a letter from the finance company confirming their settlement figure and validity
  • Service book and handbook (as well as any extras such as spare keys, locking wheel nuts, radio & key codes, sat-nav discs)
*In certain cases we will buy vehicles that do not have a V5 registration document (log book) subject to other relevant checks such as a HPI check etc. Each separate purchase will be looked at individually. Payment may be withheld until we have all documentation and equipment that is satisfactory to the vehicle we are buying.

Your personal documents

We also ask that you bring along some personal documents so that we can complete the sale of your car and begin the payment process efficiently. You will need three forms of identification. At least one form of identification should be photo and one must be proof of address; we cannot accept one type of identification for both forms:

Proof of name

  • Current signed passport
  • Original birth certificate (UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of the date of birth in full form including those issues by UK authorities overseas such as Embassies High Commissions and HM Forces)
  • EEA member state identity card (which can also be used as evidence of address if it carries it)
  • Current UK or EEA photocard driving licence
  • Full old-style driving licence
  • Photographic registration cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry – CIS 4
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency
  • Firearms or shotgun certificate
  • Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport
  • National identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant

Proof of address

  • Utility bill (gas, electric, water) issued within the last three months
  • Local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year
  • Current UK driving licence (but only if not used for the name evidence)
  • Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement or passbook dated within the last three months
  • Original mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year
  • Solicitors’ letter within the last three months confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address
  • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency (but not if used as proof of name)
  • HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year
  • Electoral register entry
  • NHS medical card or letter of confirmation from G’s practice of registration with the surgery
**The address needs to be your current address and match the address on the V5 registration document

Documents we will not accept include, but are not limited to:

  • Provisional driving licence
  • Mobile phone bills
  • Credit card statements

What if I'm not the registered keeper?

Don’t stress if you are not the registered keeper, you can still sell your car with us subject to circumstances.

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