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Old 12-28-2003, 22:34   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a car on the 23rd (HX Statesman DeVille, but that's irrelevant), and it's turning into a huge pain in the arse.
The previous owner told me, if I can organise a roadworthy within two weeks, he'd transfer it. If I couldn't he would just cancel the rego.
But the paranoid old bugger is with-holding the plates until I show him the certificate. Doesn't want me "tearing around and getting speed tickets sent to him".
I thought no problems, I booked it in at Cranbourne Roadworthy for next Monday morning. Then headed down to Vicroads to get an 'Unregistered Vehicle Permit'.

Gave the lady a piece of paper with every number I could find..

"The vehicle is still currently registered, I can't issue you a permit, they're for unregistered vehicles".

"So how the hell do I get it inspected?"

She must've been religious or something, she perked when I emphasized "hell". Then proceeded with a lecture about purchasing and transfering ownership of vehicles. Kept talking about how I can't buy a registered car with no RWC.

I want to get the plates, they're the old black and white ones. With the same rego number it had when new.
I'm about to take over the lease on the house (mums moving), so I can't afford to pay rego, and I'm going to need it on the road by the 12th of Jan.

Apart from going to the previous owner and trying to reason with him, and see if I can get the plates for Monday. Are there any other ways to legaly drive it to Cranbourne?

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Old 12-28-2003, 22:46   #2 (permalink)
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The old bloke sounds like an idiot........ How can he legally sell a car and withhold the plates... Even if you speed through a camera, all he has to do is nominate you as the driver..... Go and demand the plates or lodge a complaint with vicroads stating he has sold the car and held onto the plates..
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Old 12-28-2003, 23:41   #3 (permalink)
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Exactly I agree with Devil CV8. Isn't the seller of the car to provide a roadworthy?? So since this would be an agreement He should just handover the rego anyways and let you take care of the rest. Simple as that. The seller seems like a total wank stain.
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Old 12-29-2003, 00:21   #4 (permalink)
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When I bought it, we agreed that I would obtain the RWC. He said if I can get one within 2 weeks, we could transfer the rego. If I couldn't get one, he would cancel the rego.
He didn't tell me he would keep the plates (I paid for it and picked it up 2 days later). He must be worried about his citizenship or something, doesn't want a fine to turn up at his house, incase they drag him away and put him on a boat.

If the car is still currently registered, but has no plates. Can I still drive it? I wouldn't have thought so, because there's no chance they could make money out of me (cameras).
I can't really demand the plates off him, because he'll tell me where to go and cancel the rego.
Grr.
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I dont know if he has the right to cancel the rego. You paid for the car you should demand the transfer of the rego. Its bull crap if you ask me. Demand the plates and the transfer of rego NOW...
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Old 12-29-2003, 00:51   #6 (permalink)
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I believe (pretty sure) it is possible to drive the car with no rego provided that you have lodged a permit with VicRoads. The permit is only valid on the nominated day or period.

The plates are actually the owners (AKA: the old guy). It's his choice to hand it over or not. Legally and technically, he doesn't have to.

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Old 12-29-2003, 00:56   #7 (permalink)
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That's where the problem is, I need to get the RWCert. to transfer. But I don't have plates to get to the Roadworthy centre.
And I think his mentality is that if I get the RWC on time, the rego is a bonus. If not, tough. It won't phaze him a bit, and he's allowed to do it. He'll just claim he sold the car without reg.
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Even if you speed through a camera, all he has to do is nominate you as the driver.....
I tried explaining that when I picked up the car, he didn't want to know.

*edit*Spaniard, that's what I had intended to do. And why I wasn't so peeved when he held the plates. I thought I could just get the permit, get the RWCert. pick up the plates and drop a form into Vicroads.
But Vicroads won't issue me a permit because the car is still registered to him. And the permit is only for Unregistered vehicles.

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How long has the rego got?
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8 months.
So it's a big saving if I can get through the red-tape.
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Can you transfer a cars rego into my name without gettin a road worthy coz iam kinda in a similar situation. if i go in and cancell the cars rego all together would that leave me in a clean slate to get it rego whenever i want??
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