Get a new MOT if there's less than three months on the current one
Getting your car ready for sale is essential if you want to sell it quickly and get the best price.
Unless you're selling something very rare or unusual, it's likely that you'll be competing for buyers' attention against many similar cars - presentation, mechanical condition and service history can all make the difference between an easy sale and long drawn out affair with you having to drop the asking price every week.
Now you're ready to market your car, so here are some tips for a stress–free sale.
Before the buyer drives off into the sunset, draw up a seller's contract to help protect yourself
You must tell DVLA as soon as possible that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle. It's in your own interest to do so, as you don't want to be landed with any of the new driver's future offences and convictions.
As the seller you will need to complete the new keeper details on the V5C and sign the declaration along with the buyer. It is your responsibility to send the completed V5C to DVLA having first given the buyer the V5C/2 section - their proof of keepership until they receive a new V5C from DVLA.
(29 December 2014)