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    fm12
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    yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:
    “prsumably insurance which will pay out in the event of a claim.

    Stuart

    Yes it will


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    Will the partial certificate of conformity do instead? Seems as if we can’t get CT we won’t be able to register Disco anyway, we got all the documents from UK for it and DREAR have them, just the tests are needed, Japanese Discos are virtually the same as UK ones.


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    @fm12 wrote:

    @yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:

    “prsumably insurance which will pay out in the event of a claim.

    Stuart

    Yes it will

    But you can’t be certain ……. unless you’re the Insurer yourself.

    Point is, these pr*tts wouldn’/couldn’t register the vehicle as they should have and now have the cheek to try and sell it.

    Let them try and take it back themselves!

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    @yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:

    @fm12 wrote:

    @yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:

    “prsumably insurance which will pay out in the event of a claim.

    Stuart

    Yes it will

    But you can’t be certain ……. unless you’re the Insurer yourself.

    Point is, these pr*tts wouldn’/couldn’t register the vehicle as they should have and now have the cheek to try and sell it.

    Let them try and take it back themselves!

    Stuart

    Agree with the pr*tts statement, but disagree with the first.

    Don’t need to be an (or the) insurer to know as any insurance policy is only valid if the insured vehicle and driver is in compliance with the rules and laws of the country in which it is registered. In this case, the campingcar clearly is not as it has been out of the UK for 4 years so has no RFL or an MOT and, to avoid an immediate penalty for failing to tax it, will have been either registered permanently exported (unlikely) or declared SORN (highly likely), so however you look at it any insurance on that vehicle is immediately null and void.


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    My car has a COC from BMW, plus french insurance, plus a CT – Last time my car had the CT I asked about the english plate that I still have on my car, I was assured it was not a problem as having the CT on the car means it is actually registered in the system, but that I have just not paid for a french plate, if that makes sense. Yes, and before anyone says I know I could not take it to UK and drive it.


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    My car has a COC from BMW, plus french insurance, plus a CT – Last time my car had the CT I asked about the english plate that I still have on my car, I was assured it was not a problem as having the CT on the car means it is actually registered in the system, but that I have just not paid for a french plate, if that makes sense. Yes, and before anyone says I know I could not take it to UK and drive it.

    I wonder who you asked, someone legally qualified/ with precise knowledge of the Road Traffic Law in France, or the person who did your CT


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    redbidet – I had this info from the CT station and my insurance company


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    redbidet – I had this info from the CT station and my insurance company

    That explains the answer :wink::lol: .


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    having the CT on the car means it is actually registered in the system, but that I have just not paid for a french plate

    :shock: Does a CT really mean a car is registered in the system? If so, why on earth does anyone bother getting carte grises and number plates when all you need is a CT sticker on your windscreen? :idea:


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    Reveuse – my thoughts exactly! I have no objections to getting the plates but there are so many conflicting thoughts – not even Insurance Companies seem to know the correct procedure!!


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    Sally,
    If you know you can’t take your car back to the Uk with CT, French Insurance and UK plates – why do you consider it legal in France after 30 days?
    It isn’t a hard question and the answer is even easier – except for those that flout the rules.


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    I am not flouting the law as you like to put it, as far as I and hundreds of others are concerned we are legal. The only reason I know it would not be in UK is because it would not have an MOT! I have no objections to having french plates at all and will do when someone (I shall ask Gendarmes) knows the legal requirement, as I say at the moment even Insurance Companies say it is legal as to the CT centre.


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    not even Insurance Companies seem to know the correct procedure!!

    That’s principally because they sell insurance !

    Why bother listening to stories when the rules are crystal clear ?


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    Sallybooth,

    Using your logic if a UK reg vehicle is less than 4 yrs old no tax’ no mot and does not require CT. Is it legal to keep in France without re registering if you have the CofC and insurance??

    Please do take you vehicle to the Gendarmes and verify its legality in France.
    If they say it is good to drive then get it in writing and publish it here. That way we can all save loads of money buying cars in UK getting CofC and not bothering with French registration. :lol::lol::lol:


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    I often wonder why I bothered to re-register our vehicles over here in France.

    Now I remember ……. I asked in the UK and on French forums, checked with the DVLA and the Préfecture and it seemed eminently straightforward.

    Mind you, I did approach it from the point of view that I:

    ….. wanted to be legal over here;

    …….. wanted to sleep at nights;

    ……….. didn’t want to be talked about as the English who never comply;

    ………… had confidence that my insurance was valid;

    …………… at least had half a brain and understood the issue;

    …………….. wasn’t interested in saving a few bob ‘cos it just seemed too easy.

    Mind you, I never thought of asking the bloke in the bar, the mechanic in the garage or anyone else who might have a related, yet uninformed opinion.

    Sarcastic? Moi? I just despair at some folk. :oops:

    ……..and …….. here’s a first …….. I agree with RB! :)

    Time for a top-up …… danger of turning into Mr. Grumpy! :lol:

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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