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suisseyy 07.04.2021 11:40

Selling a vehicle
 
Ok I need advice...seems to me be a chicken or the egg situation.
I want to sell my T6 and I am currently interchanging my number plates (I have approx 30 days according to insurance before I new to renew the interchangeability).
I have 2 people interested, but say one wants to buy it (and unbelieveably they want to pay in cash!)
1. how and when do I transfer ownership?
2. I want to keep my number plates for my other car - how do I do this and when do I do this?
3. contracts? are these required? if so, is there a proforma version somewhere?
I have read other threads but I am still confused about the process.

st2lemans 07.04.2021 12:09

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by suisseyy (Post 3293483)
1. how and when do I transfer ownership?

When you get the cash. You give them the cancelled grey card.

Quote:

Originally Posted by suisseyy (Post 3293483)
2. I want to keep my number plates for my other car - how do I do this and when do I do this?

You cancel the grey card of the car you are selling, not the one you are keeping.

Quote:

Originally Posted by suisseyy (Post 3293483)
3. contracts? are these required?

No.

Tom

bowlie 07.04.2021 12:39

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Tom, how do you cancel your Grey Card? At the service des autos?

st2lemans 07.04.2021 12:46

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3293511)
Tom, how do you cancel your Grey Card? At the service des autos?

Yes, either bring it in person, or mail it.

Tom

besmegenis 07.04.2021 16:51

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
I suggest using a contract. It is more clear, at least for me. Mention in the contract that there is no guarantee. You can find many examples in comparis, or tcs websites. Here is what I did with several vehicles:

1. find a buyer.
2. sign a contract and take the money. At this point buyer can take the vehicle WITHOUT number plates if they want.
3. Go to registration office to cancel grey card and return plates. If you have interchangeable plates you cancel only grey card. Number plates stays with you.
4. Send canceled grey card by post to the buyer.
5. Buyer comes to pick up the vehicle.

If it is not much of a trouble for me, after (2) I can suggest to drive the vehicle to buyers location, remove plates and go home.

Quote:

Originally Posted by suisseyy (Post 3293483)
Ok I need advice...seems to me be a chicken or the egg situation.
I want to sell my T6 and I am currently interchanging my number plates (I have approx 30 days according to insurance before I new to renew the interchangeability).
I have 2 people interested, but say one wants to buy it (and unbelieveably they want to pay in cash!)
1. how and when do I transfer ownership?
2. I want to keep my number plates for my other car - how do I do this and when do I do this?
3. contracts? are these required? if so, is there a proforma version somewhere?
I have read other threads but I am still confused about the process.


st2lemans 07.04.2021 18:09

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Landers (Post 3293668)
But the plates need to be associated with a particular vehicle(s) don't they? i.e. registered to the other car to be used on said other car or otherwise given up or deposited.
I'm sure it's all written on an official website somewhere.

I have 4 sets of shared plates (2x car, 2x bikes), I know how it works.

If I want to take one vehicle on a shared plate off the road, I have grey card for that vehicle cancelled, no need to hand in the plates in such a case.

P.S. The same plates are noted on the grey cards of BOTH vehicles! ;)

Tom

Murloc 07.04.2021 21:35

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3293494)

No.

Tom

I think to be more precise, it should be specified that a written contract is not required, but it's still a contract.

I would go with written just for the peace of mind of being sure that I communicated that there is no warranty, what exactly I sold etc. so that I can instantly disengage any after-sale moaning.
You can use a model like this one: https://en.comparis.ch/carfinder/inf...ar/kaufvertrag

Landers 07.04.2021 23:46

Re: Selling a vehicle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3293669)
I have 4 sets of shared plates (2x car, 2x bikes), I know how it works.

If I want to take one vehicle on a shared plate off the road, I have grey card for that vehicle cancelled, no need to hand in the plates in such a case.

P.S. The same plates are noted on the grey cards of BOTH vehicles! ;)

Tom

Thanks, I realised my mistake only when I fully realised what the OP was going on about, i.e. interchangeable plates.


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