For the second year running I have recieved a car Tax reminder for the people who used to own our house (over 10 yrs ago).
They actually now live across the road, so last year I popped over and gave it to them. He said that he was aware that the car was still registered as being at our address but hadn't bothered to change it as he was planning to get rid of the car soon anyway. I did point out to him that the DVLA requires you to notify them of the cars current address (I am right it saying this?), but he just shrugged it off.
A year later he obviously still has the car, and it is still registered to my address. On the back of the reminder envelope it says 'do not return to sender' and I have just searched through the DVLA website to see what I can do to no avail.
Am I right in thinking that this could cause me problems, as anything like unpaid fines will be noted under my address?
No problem, if you 'forget' to give it to him he may not remember to renew his road tax - then he has the problem of a fine or getting his car confiscated. It will not be your problem as anskber said it is the owners duty to notify change of address.
notified DVLA of change of address, and can get fined for not doing so. It's the same with driving licences, and I *think* the fine is something like £1000 potentially, although rarely enforced. The car will be registered in his name, so should not adversely affect you. You could remind him that you're not his personal postman, and out of courtesy, could he please notify DVLA of his current address? And remind him that it is an offence not to have his details up-to-date & registered with them. The latter however might end up with him punching ur nose, if he's that way inclined. Sure u cud word it better than I have here.
is under a legal obligation to notify DVLA about a change of address. The fact that this person hasn't done so is not your concern. That said, if DVLA (or the police) take any action against the keeper of the vehicle they will serve notice at your address, and that's when you would notify them of the error.
My appologies - I decided to alter my advice because no CCJ can be registered against the address until/unless a notice has been served, and at that stage Halebop6 could/would notify the relevant authority.