Has a car been Stolen?
If you purchase a stolen vehicle from an private individual you may be left in debt and out of pocket. The victim of a stolen car sale is not entitled to any compensation unless the seller can be found, convicted and prosecuted. There are some simple things a buyer can check before parting with any money. The .GOV.UK site lists some common sense guidance including checking the V5 document – ensuring the name and address are those of the seller … more details at .GOV.uk
Stolen Car, Van or Motorbike Checkers
These services are available for any vehicle with a UK registration number and a V5 document. Stolen vehicle checks can be provided for motorbikes, cars and vans. There are certain checks you can do for yourself from the GOV.uk website. However, if you want to be 100% certain it is advisable to use a stolen vehicle checking service such as those provided by the MyCarCheck and HPI. Most of the services available from these businesses provide peace of mind by way of an insurance policy / anti-fraud guarantee (*please read specific terms and conditions on providers’ website). Please scroll down for more details or click on the adverts below the main image.