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metin


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25/08/2009 10:37

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Help please.........so many different answers I've had so far.......

What paperwork do I need to get the car registered into the new buyers name. The previous owner went back to the UK leaving us to sell it and sadly he is no longer with us, (but his wife is still in the UK).



I've been told I need solicitors letters, notary letters death certificates and even been told I'd have to wait 6 years !!!!!!

Please can someone clarify the facts.



Thanking you in advance.

Metin



keithcaley



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25/08/2009 11:05

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Just to be pragmatic about it: -

Leave the vehicle registered to the deceased previous owner.

Get a certifying officer ('notary') to draw up a contract of sale, and leave it at that.

All fines for speeding offences etc. will be logged against the previous owner, and he's not going to complain...

NOT that I could ever condone illegality of course



metin


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25/08/2009 12:50

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Thanks Keith........nice one, and at present the new owner is doing that. But she wants to take it to the South and the problems will start there if its not registered under her name !!!



Any ideas ?????



negativenick


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25/08/2009 12:53

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mess 2 - well done Cath - you are now oficially in the gang....



Molly


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25/08/2009 14:33

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The car forms part of the deceased's estate. You need to contact the lawyer/executor - presuming he left a will...... I think it has to be transferred into the wife's name first and then she can sell it on.



joandjelly


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25/08/2009 14:58

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Even just swapping from spouse to spouse is a nightmare especially if there is no will. I have a friend who has been trying to get his deceased wife's car into his name for the past 18 months. All he has managed to do is get it taxed but has to re-do this every 3 months. I think contacting the lawyer/executor is the only way forward.



kelvin


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25/08/2009 15:13

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All you have to do is get the deceased passport as quick as you can if it hasnt been clipped. Then get his wife to sign the deceased name on the change of ownership form which you get from tax office, ( I have a form if you want one) take the passport and the person whos name you want it to go in to your local muktar, he will do his bit, then of you go to tax office with 250tl to get it changed. DO NOT MENTION THE OWNER IS DECEASED. Important thing is to get the passport.!! If you cant get passport or it is clipped, you have a nightmare ahead im afraid, or you could try keiths way.



p.s i would never condone illegality aswell



negativenick


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mess 7 - Kelvin you are in the gang too - with a gold star !



metin


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25/08/2009 15:59

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Thanks for that Kelvin .........

unfortunatly passport has gone, wife is in UK, not coming back. And due to the house being sold (or for sale) the courts and lawyers know about the deceased.

So I guess we'll have to tell her to stay in the north !!!!

I foresee 'trouble ahead' and some nightmarish days in many government offices !!! Great !!



(thanks for last tues, I enjoyed that).



M & D



Dusterbruce


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25/08/2009 17:18

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My father died in TRNC in 1987. My parents left a will leaving their possessions to the surviving partner. The car was registered in dad's name but under TRNC law the car passed to me, the eldest son, and not to my mother.



I had to sign a declaration that I did not object to ownership of the car passing to my mother, have it witnessed by a notary here in UK then register the document with the TRNC office in London. At the time the fee for doing this was 10. Eventually documents were issued passing ownership to my mother.



I realise that Metin's circumstances are different, but hope this helps.



Tony



joandjelly


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25/08/2009 17:28

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TRNC law regarding will beneficiaries is different for foreigners from commonwealth countries. They are allowed to designate their heirs as they wish unlike TC's and other foreigners.



Dusterbruce


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25/08/2009 17:35

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Maybe now, but what I conveyed above was in place back then



Hector


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Why, oh why, do the civil service in NC make life so difficult? Is this a cultural thing or is it, as has been suggested before to simply ensure a job & overtime creation scheme?



metin


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26/08/2009 16:21

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Thanks folks for the replies.



IngridL


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26/08/2009 16:55

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Re msg 3: Actually, I am quite sure one can take a car to the south even if it's not registered in one's name. I believe you just have to pay an extra 5 for the "second" driver. Either way, the worst that can happen is you have to turn back.

Good luck!

Ingrid



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