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Changing registered keeper following a death

Many years ago my father-in-law died and since then his 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 fastback has sat unmoved in the garage of his house. After a further 28 years my mother -in-law passed away and the time came to clear the house for sale.

Thanks to liberal application of Waxoly from new the car is completely solid and after a clean out of the fuel system, new exhaust, brake overhaul and a new set of tyres it has a new MOT.

We still have the original registration document in my father-in laws name but what is the correct procedure to transfer the registration to my wife's name? It was taken off the road long before the requirement to SORN so there I presume there is no annual record of it on the DVLA database.

Asked on 21 January 2016 by shauncwalsh

Answered by Honest John
This is the government site: www.gov.uk/tell-dvla-about-bereavement/overview
And this is some further independent advice: theprobatedepartment.co.uk/how-do-i-change-the-own.../
Type 3s are now quite rare, so you could be looking at £10,000 worth in a Classic Car auction.
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