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Old 6th March 2014, 11:28 AM
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Default Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a bike, it looks like it's in great condition and suits my needs perfectly.

There's one concern though. The previous owner (to the guy currently selling it), only got the log book to him a few weeks ago, he "just signed it and gave it to him," the current owner never sent it in to transfer ownership to his name, he says he thought it would be easier to just pass it on to the new owner (the person who buys it now.)

He also says he's happy to register it in his name and sell it then, my concern is someone else will get in before me and buy it off him!

Can anyone advise me on this please, should alarm bells be ringing, or is it a normal/not unusual situation.

Thanks.
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Old 6th March 2014, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

tepix out he's name & put in yours.

Welcome by the way..............
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Old 6th March 2014, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

The name and address of the owner is on the log book. Make contact with him if your concerned and insure that the story checks out.
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Old 6th March 2014, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Originally Posted by Wally Breslin
tepix out he's name & put in yours.
That's what I'd do.
I dunno how many things I've bought where the owner was too lazy to post the reg book off and just handed to me.
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Old 6th March 2014, 12:10 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

it's very common for people not to put the log book in their name especially when they're not planning on keeping the vehicle or took it as part exchange etc.
I wouldn't be the slightest bit worried as long as all the usual checks are ok and log book numbers match the bike ect.
best of luck with the bike if you buy it
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Old 6th March 2014, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Originally Posted by jay phelan
it's very common for people not to put the log book in their name especially when they're not planning on keeping the vehicle or took it as part exchange etc.
I wouldn't be the slightest bit worried as long as all the usual checks are ok and log book numbers match the bike ect.
best of luck with the bike if you buy it
Yup, what he said, i have one here not in my name, will be sold on shortly, normal enough, just be sure its not nicked.
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Old 6th March 2014, 01:48 PM
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Great, thanks for the answers everyone!
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Old 6th March 2014, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Originally Posted by cpm
Great, thanks for the answers everyone!
what abt speedo fines ,etc
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Old 6th March 2014, 09:53 PM
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And back tax too
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Old 6th March 2014, 10:39 PM
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What about tax arrears? As soon as he registers it the past owner period applies and he just taxes it as normal from the start of the month he bought it.
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Old 7th March 2014, 01:09 AM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

check the log book matches the bike - engine number frame number etc - otherwise this is common enough - like the lads said above -and make sure you see the bike at the guys residence if you can - then change the name to yours after you purchased and post it on yourself
you are only liable for tax from the date of change of ownership afaik...
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Old 7th March 2014, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

make contact with the original owner first
as legally it is still his bike and not the op's to sell.
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Old 7th March 2014, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Originally Posted by shiver
make contact with the original owner first
as legally it is still his bike and not the op's to sell.
the person named on the logbook isnt allways the legal owner. says so on the book. just means its the last reg'd owner.


tippex over the name and put your on it
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Old 7th March 2014, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Log book in previous owners name - advice needed please

Id horse down the roads at full tilt...over n back a few speed cameras with the fingers up too...
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