When a loved one dies, it can be unfortunate and hard to deal with, but along with the sadness and memories, there are also a lot of little administrative details to take care of. One of the more common ones is what to do with the car of the person who has died.
This article will help you through the process of selling a deceased person’s car.
If you need to drive the car right away after a loved one dies and the car was insured in their name, call the insurance company to see if you will be covered, even if you were a named driver on the policy.
Most insurance policies end when the primary policyholder dies, so if your loved one’s car was insured in their name, you might not be able to drive it legally. So even if you don’t want to drive the vehicle, if the insurance is cancelled, it won’t be covered if it gets stolen or burned.
Depending on how close you were to the person who died, you may or may not be able to take care of their car. For example, a spouse has a different legal status than a cousin, so other parts of this guide may or may not apply to you. Talk to a lawyer to find out more about this area.
This guide assumes you have the legal right to sell or give away the car. You should talk to a lawyer if you are still determining who owns the vehicle, who will get it when you die, who can sell it, or anything else.
This guide is not legal advice, and the steps you need to take to sell the car of a loved one who has died will depend on your situation.
Here, we’ll go over the steps that may be needed to sell or give away a loved one’s car, and then we’ll talk in more depth about each one.
• Letting the DVLA know that the person has died
• Using the V5C logbook to change who owns the car
• Selling the car of a dead person to a private person
• Selling the car of a deceased person to a trader
• How to sell the vehicle of a deceased person if you don’t have the V5C logbook
No matter your circumstances, our online car evaluation system, which can be used to evaluate cars, will offer you the same price.
We buy cars all over the country and are open seven days a week, so you can sell your vehicle whenever it works for you.
We can give thorough documentation, and the amount you receive cannot be questioned. This could be helpful if the money from the sale needs to be given to more than one person or a lawyer working for the estate.
We can buy any car you have, whether it’s worth more or only a few hundred pounds.