terms and conditions
By continuing to use the 'Private Plate.net' website you are deemed to have accepted the below terms and conditions.
‘Private Plate.net’ reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions, our website, and any other policies we have in place at any time. You will be subject to the Terms and Conditions and policies at the time that you use the website.
THE COMPANY – PRIVATE PLATE.NET
'Private Plate.net' may use the terms 'Private Plate.net', 'The Business', The Company', 'We', ‘Our’ or 'Us'. Each of these refer are referring to 'Private Plate.net'.
USERS / VIEWERS
'Private Plate.net' may use the terms 'You', 'Your', 'Them', ‘The buyer’ or ‘The seller’. These are referring to the users / viewers /customers of the 'Private Plate.net' website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
There are a number of links on the 'Private Plate.net' website to pages on other websites. These links are to provide you with additional information for your interest. 'Private Plate.net' has no business interest in these websites / pages and do not have any control of these websites / pages regarding their content. ‘Private Plate.net’ have no control over the availability of these websites / pages.
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Buyers - Terms and Conditions
Please read our terms and conditions carefully as they contain important information about your rights and obligations when buying a registration mark (number plate) from ‘Private Plate.net’.
NEWER REGISTRATION MARK CANNOT BE PUT ON AN OLDER VEHICLE
The buyer must be aware that that you cannot display a number plate on a vehicle that makes the vehicle appear newer than it actually is.
Example: A ‘16’ registration mark cannot be put onto a vehicle registered prior to March 1st 2016.
REGISTRATION MARK AND AGE OF VEHICLE MUST BE COMPATIBLE
It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure that when they select and purchase any registration mark, and that number plate is to be assigned to a vehicle, that the registration mark and the age of the vehicle are compatible. ‘Private Plate.net’ will not be held responsible for any mistakes made by the buyer regarding the above as registration marks once purchased cannot be changed or cancelled.
ALL REGISTRATION MARKS ARE SOLD SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
All registration marks are sold subject to availability. Some of our registration marks are sold on behalf of other customers. ‘Private Plate.net’ will not accept any responsibility should the other customer change their mind in respect of selling, or in the unlikely event of issues with the transfer at the DVLA.
PRICES OF REGISTRATION MARKS
Prices shown for registration marks on our website are subject to change without notice.
THE NUMBER PLATES THEMSELVES
‘Private Plate.net’ do not supply the actual number plates to attach to the front / rear of the buyer’s vehicle. Our prices do not include the supply of the number plates themselves.
ONCE DECISION MADE TO PURCHASE
Once the buyer decides to purchase a registration mark from ‘Private Plate.net’ we will require you to complete our on-line form to show your intention to purchase. We will then confirm as to whether the registration mark is still available. Once confirmed, we will then require a 20% deposit from you which can be paid by bank transfer. Once this is received a buyer shall be deemed to be found for that particular registration mark .
PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING BALANCE
We will then contact the buyer, where arrangements will be made with the buyer to pay the outstanding balance in full before any transfer will be submitted to the DVLA. For stock number plates this should be paid within 7 days. For DVLA number plates, this should be paid ASAP, and in any case no more than 3 days.
All payments by bank transfer.
‘Private Plate.net’ will carry out the administrative tasks to have a registration mark (number plate) put onto a Certificate of Entitlement (V750) or a Retention Document (V778). These both have a ten year retention period. The current DVLA fee of £80.00 is included in the total purchase price of all our registrations marks.
These tasks will be carried out as expeditiously as possible by us. 'Private Plate.net' cannot guarantee any specific time period for the transfer onto the document, and will not be liable for any losses caused by delays from other agencies.
REVOCATION OF THE RIGHT TO A REGISTRATION MARK
There are occasions where the DVLA can revoke the rights to a registration mark. This is very rare, but in the event that this does happen, ‘Private Plate.net’ will not be liable for any damages, expenses or interest that are incurred.
‘Private Plate.net’ will not be held responsible for any changes in government legislation regarding the issue of registration mark.
UNABLE TO SUPPLY A REGISTRATION MARK
If for any reason, due to no fault of the buyer ‘Private Plate.net’ is unable to supply a registration mark, or if the transaction fails prior to completion, then the buyer will receive a full refund of all amounts paid.
CONSUMER CONTRACTS (INFORMATION, CANCELLATION & ADDITIONAL CHARGES) REGULATIONS 2013
Under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, if a buyer does not proceed with the transfer of the registration mark after paying the required 20% deposit or the full payment, or fails to supply the full documentation we require for processing the transfer with the DVLA, then no part of this payment is refundable, whatsoever, as the service period commences immediately. Once we have ordered your registration mark (number plate) it cannot be refunded or exchanged. Cancellations will not be accepted. If a balance payment is not received as required, a debt recovery company will be employed to recover any payments outstanding. You would be charged for their services. Please note there is no cooling off period permitted.
DISPLAY OF NUMBER PLATES ON VEHICLE
You must not display number plates on your vehicle until the transfer process is complete.
Once the transfer process is complete, the registration mark must be displayed correctly. To misrepresent or mis-space the letters and numbers in any way is an offence under the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971. Subsequently all registration marks sold by 'Private Plate.net' are sold on the understanding that the number plates will be displayed in accordance with Section 17 of the Road Vehicles Regulations Act 1971.
FINAL CONFIRMATION OF TRANSFER
Once the DVLA issue a V5 document (UK Registration Certificate) bearing the new registration number to the new buyer, this is confirmation that the successful transfer has taken place.
Sellers - Terms and Conditions
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information about your rights and obligations when selling a number plate through ‘Private Plate.net’.
AGREED QUOTATION FOR SELLER’S REGISTRATION MARK
The seller of a registration mark appoints ‘Private Plate.net’ to advertise and sell the right to transfer their registration mark to a buyer. The price returned to the seller will be as agreed in an email agreement that will be provided.
‘Private Plate.net’ will cover the cost of advertising and marketing the registration mark subject to the seller conforming to the terms and conditions of their contracted agreement.
The seller will receive the amount agreed in the email agreement, or any offer less than originally agreed but with the seller’s agreement.
If Private Plate.net do not sell the registration mark, there will be no charges / costs to the seller.
CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT BY SELLER
The contract between ‘Private Plate.net’ and the seller can be cancelled by the seller, by giving written notice to ‘Private Plate.net’ by either recorded delivery post (paid by the seller) or by email (email@example.com)
Cancellations cannot be back dated.
CHANGES TO OWNERSHIP OF REGISTRATION MARK
The Seller must notify 'Private Plate.net' in writing or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap, if the registration mark is still on a vehicle, and the vehicle carrying the mark is stolen / destroyed or sold. The seller must notify ‘Private Plate.net’ via email if they cease to be the owner of the registration mark.
CONFIRMATION ONCE BUYER IS FOUND FOR REGISTRATION MARK
Once a buyer decides to purchase a seller’s registration mark from ‘Private Plate.net’ we will require a 20% deposit from them. Once this is received a buyer shall be deemed to be found for the sellers registration mark. The seller will be contacted to inform them of the sale of their registration mark.
‘Private Plate.net’ will carry out all of the administrative tasks to have the seller’s registration mark transferred onto a Certificate of Entitlement (V750) or a Retention Document (V778) for the buyer.
These tasks will be carried out as expeditiously as possible by us. ‘Private Plate.net’ will not be liable for any losses caused by delays from other agencies.
The seller will not have to pay any costs regarding this transfer. The buyer will be responsible for payment of the current DVLA retention / transfer fee.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FROM SELLER
Once a buyer is found, the seller must supply the relevant documentation to ‘Private Plate.net’ to assist with the transfer expeditiously. The vehicle must also be taxed.
FINAL CONFIRMATION OF TRANSFER & PAYMENT TO SELLER
Once the replacement V5C registration document issued by the DVLA at Swansea to the new buyer is confirmed, the seller will then receive full payment for the sold registration mark (number plate) through bank transfer.
The terms of this contract do not affect your statutory rights.