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post Wed, 16 May 2018 - 23:43
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My cars MOT ran out at midnight, Its taxed and insured.

As long as I dont drive it, can I park it on the road until it is sold?
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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 00:14
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QUOTE (Korting @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 00:43) *
My cars MOT ran out at midnight, Its taxed and insured.

As long as I dont drive it, can I park it on the road until it is sold?

I think the answer to that is NO. A prospective buyer cant drive it either and insurance cover for a buyer is another issue. If you think it will pass would it not be worth getting it MOT'd as its more likely to sell with an MOT
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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 00:18
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Unless they drive it directly to a pre booked MOT?
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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 00:23
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It is an offence to park a car on a road with no MOT.


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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 05:55
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Thanks for that, It will be moved later today/tomorrow.

It will cost 3 times what its worth to repair it, its been a good car, I've had little complaints but it 15 years old with 170K miles. Its advertised as for spares/repairs and any prospective buyer will know it doesn't have an MOT.

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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 09:17
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QUOTE (cp8759 @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 01:23) *
It is an offence to park a car on a road with no MOT.

No one bothered to check then with one car I bought a long time ago... this was around 2001. It was taxed and insured, but the MOT expired six months previously. Had been sat on the road outside his house most of that time, I'm guessing no police etc had clocked it. Needless to say I was rather shocked... but it passed without issue when it took it in, and then I purchased it.
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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 11:11
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QUOTE (Tartarus @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 10:17) *
QUOTE (cp8759 @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 01:23) *
It is an offence to park a car on a road with no MOT.

No one bothered to check then with one car I bought a long time ago... this was around 2001. It was taxed and insured, but the MOT expired six months previously. Had been sat on the road outside his house most of that time, I'm guessing no police etc had clocked it. Needless to say I was rather shocked... but it passed without issue when it took it in, and then I purchased it.

Well yes, if nobody bothers to check he'll get away with it, that doesn't change the fact that it's an offence. If he had got caught, he would have had no defence. Back then the penalty would have been just £60 so maybe he thought it was worth the risk (or didn't know the law).


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post Thu, 17 May 2018 - 18:09
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If it's just parked on the road is unlikely to get spotted. The DVLA are only looking for tax & insurance & unless the police take a look at the car for some other reason are unlikely to notice that there is no MOT.

I accidentally drove a car without MOT for several months in blithe ignorance of the lack of MOT but as soon as I realised when at work one day I got very nervous about driving home that evening in case I got nabbed even though it was very unlikely to happen. Just proves that I'm not cut out to be a law breaker.


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British Parking Association Ltd Code of Practice(Appendix C contains Schedule 4 of POFA 2012 ) & can be found here http://www.britishparking.co.uk/Code-of-Pr...ance-monitoring
DfT Guidance on Section 56 and Schedule 4 of POFA 2012 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/syste...ing-charges.pdf
Damning OFT advice on levels of parking charges that was ignored by the BPA Ltd Reference Request Number: IAT/FOIA/135010 – 12 October 2012
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post Fri, 18 May 2018 - 09:24
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QUOTE (cp8759 @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 12:11) *
Well yes, if nobody bothers to check he'll get away with it, that doesn't change the fact that it's an offence. If he had got caught, he would have had no defence. Back then the penalty would have been just £60 so maybe he thought it was worth the risk (or didn't know the law).

I would almost certainly say he didn't realise, friendly chap but a bit "Tim Nice But Dim". Once the MOT was sorted out, all was well, especially as he was selling the car around two grand under list price to boot heh.
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