On or around Fri, 19 Aug 2005 23:55:42 +0100, Tom Woods
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>They give out all these warnings saying things like 'you might not be
>able to re-register it', or 'you might loose its registration number',
>but i think i'd rather risk that than go though the hassle of keeping
>up with another SORN!
fecking SORN... mutter mumble. I didn't re-SORN one of mine, and I'm bloody
sure that they didn't send me a renewal/reminder - since there'd be no point
in not processing it immediately, I'd have done so.
Just had a reply to my letter complaining about this, which is a standard
letter which states that they have no legal obligation to send out reminders
(which I knew) and so I still have to pay the 40 quid (or 80 quid if I
I also have a letter saying that they acknowledge my SORN for the same
vehicle (which I did online as soon as the notice came). In the letter, it
says: "When it is due to expire, we will send you a reminder as long as you
are still the registered keeper of the vehicle and there have been no other
I shall probably write to them and ask them to reconcile these 2 statements.
Either they're sending sodding reminders, or they're not. It's unreasonable
but nevertheless entirely typical that they say they will send out reminders
but have a legal get-out for when they don't. arseholes.
But I'm buggered if I'm paying 28 quid of duty. The vehicle was not used or
kept on the highway during the period concerned, and as such, no duty is
due. I hope it's still for them to prove that I committed an offence, not
the other way around, as seems to be increasingly common these days.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"Where they make a desert they call it peace" Tacitus (c.55 - c.117)