Consider using a Vehicle bill of sale agreement as a checklist before the sale takes place.
Prepare the paperwork, including the V5C registration document (logbook), handbook, MOT certificate and service log and warranty (if there is one).
Inspect the vehicle and add any problems, such as damage, to the agreement so that it is ‘sold as seen’.
Agree on the price and fill in the necessary details (date, price, registration, make and model, names and addresses) on the agreement.
Make two copies of the completed agreement (for seller and buyer) and sign both.
The seller must complete the tear-off portion at the bottom of the V5C registration document (logbook) and send it to the DVLA and give the top part of the V5C to the new owner.
The seller must hand over to the buyer the car handbook, service log and MOT certificate (if it has one).
If it is not included in the sale, the seller can return the tax disc to the DVLA for a refund.
Insurance arrangements for the vehicle must be changed to reflect the change in ownership.