The log book on my car I bought from a private seller doesn't have his details on it?

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twin72 15 Aug 2012

Hi I recently bought a car from a private seller, the advert stated car was fine with just a slight very slight rad leak. Got car home and it broke down. Garage has confirmed the engine no good and Head gasket has gone. Also the log book he gave me is in another woman's name, he brought the car then 6 months later sold it to me. His name and address and dates on log book have been TipEx out and he did not send the log book off to register himeself as the new keeper. Is there anyway I can get my money back for misleading me in the advert and the laws on the log book which he has tampered with. thank you

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gices 16 Aug 2012

As far as I know, when buying a car privately, you've got very little protection and that's why it is recommended to carry a vehicle data check before you commit to the purchase.

Did you pay by cash or through a bank card?

twin72 16 Aug 2012

Hi my wife paid online for a car check, to see is stolen or anything which came back clear...yes I paid cash for the car, advert gave a good statement about the car also stating a very very slight rad leak. Got it home and it broke down we think the engine has gone? Also we phoned the DVLA to inform them of the man having the car for 6 months and not registering it in his name, he also used correction fluid on his name and address. The DVLA says it is against the law but so many people do it that they dont realy prosecute?????? Realy dont understand that one?

gices 17 Aug 2012

The only thing I can suggest is to contact Citizens Advice Bureau to see if they can help.

anonymous_2 23 Sep 2013

The log book on the car I just bought has not been signed can I still send it off to register it to me?