Do you want to sell a used car in Sydney? It’s important to ensure that you are doing so legally. Take note that the regulations for selling used cars vary across Australian states. It is important to be familiar with the regulations first before finding a buyer or an auto wrecking company to ensure that you don’t run into legal problems later.
So, how do you sell a used car in Sydney? What are the documents that you must prepare? These questions and more will be answered below:
Ensure You Have Your Vehicle’s Title And Registration
In Sydney and all throughout Australia, it’s illegal to buy or sell unidentified vehicles. This law exists to prevent car theft trade. If you’re selling to a wrecker, they will need to see some proof that you are the owner of the car you are selling, particularly your vehicle’s registration. The auto wrecking company may also require you to show the title of the vehicle so that they can verify certain information like the make, model, and year of the car. They need these details to evaluate your car and provide you with an accurate quote. The title will also help prove that the car is yours.
Show Your Identification Cards
You also need to prepare your IDs and present them together with the other documents for identification purposes. Be ready with your driver’s license and additional IDs that have a photo of you.
Cancel Your Car’s Registration
After selling your NSW-registered vehicle, you have to cancel your car’s registration and inform Transport for NSW as soon as possible. This is especially important if the car you sold is in good driving condition because you will still be held responsible for the new owner’s traffic offences if you don’t cancel.
In other words, the selling process isn’t complete until you have cancelled your registration. To do this, you need to submit proof of identity, the vehicle’s Certificate of Registration, fully accomplished number plates and/or cancellation of registration form, and number plates (if you still have them). Take note that there is a fee for cancelling your NSW registration. If the vehicle is written off, then you need a letter from your insurer, too.
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