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Car ownership - practical advice required please

PennieB

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Apr 14, 2021
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Hi, I finally managed to see my Mum and Dad after not seeing them for 6 months. My Dad has had a diagnosis of Alzheimers in January and I was shocked his deterioration.

He has been driving all his life, but is in denial about being able to drive still. He is waiting for Dvla to write once they receive information from his GP. He will be 90 this year.

My Mum doesn't really drive the car they have now - she wants to part ex it for a smaller car. (she will be 80 next year) The car is registered in my Dad's name, and she is a named driver on the insurance. My Dad has always driven them about, but Mum has driven when it's an 'emergency' - probably over a year ago now.

I have discussed that maybe it's time not to have a car anymore, Dad may try to drive, money saved etc and she is thinking about this, but I said that I would try to find out how she stands with part exing the car as its in my Dad's name, and my Dad gets stroppy when she says she doesn't want to drive the car they have. Does she need to get ownership transferred to her first before she can part ex it?

Thank you for any advice
Pennie x
 

Thethirdmrsc

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Apr 4, 2018
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Hi @PennieB November 2019 my husband didn’t get his license renewed by DVLA, so I took the decision to sell both of our cars. His was in his name, but I just part exchanged them both for another one, and just handed over all the paperwork, a lot of which is online now a days .
 

PennieB

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Apr 14, 2021
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Hi @PennieB November 2019 my husband didn’t get his license renewed by DVLA, so I took the decision to sell both of our cars. His was in his name, but I just part exchanged them both for another one, and just handed over all the paperwork, a lot of which is online now a days .
Thank you @Thethirdmrsc - I'm really hoping that they just sell the car, but at least there sounds like there won't be any issues if Mum wants to part ex
 

MartinWL

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Jun 12, 2020
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If you have Power of Attorney for your dad you can use that to sell the car. You need the V5C. I did this despite my father's opposition because he doesn't accept his diagnosis so in my view didn't have mental capacity to decide to keep the car ( after his licence was revoked by DVLA). It is going to be horrible wherever you do but probably best to get it over and done with. So long as the car is there, there's a danger.