Sale of second hand vehicles

A person is presumed to be a dealer if he or she buys or offers to buy or sells or offers for sale, at least four second-hand vehicles during a period of 12 months (unless they can demonstrate the vehicles were bought or sold for private purposes).

Under the changes to the law, a person and a close associate are presumed to be dealers, if between them, they buy or offer to buy or sell or offer for sale, six or more second-hand vehicles during a 12 month period (unless they can demonstrate the vehicles were bought or sold for private purposes).

If a vehicle’s registration is transferred from one person to another, it is presumed that the vehicle was sold, unless it can be proved to the contrary.