Basically sold my Renault three months ago to some fella from Sheffield.
I have now recieved a letter in the post with the header of "Failure to notify disposal of Vehicle: **Reg Mark**
Okay so three months have passed and I haven't recieved an ackonlwedgement letter saying I am no longer of my old vehicle. It's blown straight out of me head tbh. didn't think anything untoward as I haven't sold a car in a long while and forgot about recieving this little letter.
But this is where the Plot thickens...
The Registration Number in the Letter I have recieved off the DVLA is in-correct. It is the same year, make, model & colour as my old vehicle, but has a slightly different registration number...
I've since done a registration check on the number plate of my old vehicle and it is "unknown to any database" but the one qouted in the letter is correct.
Previous to me buying the vehicle I did a check and it was all correct and my insurance company found the vehicle straight away when i read them the registration number over the phone.
I don't have the buyers details of my old vehicle anymore as they were on the V5 when i sent it off and stupidly i never made a note of them or kept a telephone number. not one thing.
Basically what should I do and what has gone on here??
Has somebody tried to swap the reg on it since my ownership and tried to register it as a written off vehicle?
When i filled the V5 out to purchase the vehicle it came back correct within a couple of weeks. So I can't understand how this has come about really.
The letter asks me to pay a fine and notify them as to which scrap dealer i have sold the vehicle to or to not pay the fine and inform them as to who is responsible for the offence...
I'm totally narked. no idea who's done what and I'm being screwed for a vehicle that I have never officially owned...
Any help, guidance or previous experience would be great.