Selling a Second Hand Car in Spain
Selling a Second Hand Car in Spain (PROBLEMS).
We have received many private messages about people who have sold a car to another person and after several years the log book has not been renewed.
Therefore the annual tax (SUMA) and all speeding tickets are sent to the old owner.
Here we have posted two of the many messages we have received, as examples, in order to avoid this situation happening again.
When you sell a car, remember you need to fill in a SALE CONTRACT, and make a photocopy of the buyer´s id.
Inform the buyer that he has 15 days to go to the Traffic Office and change the Log Book into his name and send you a copy to verify this has happened.
After 15 days, If he has not done it. YOU have to go to the Traffic Office with:
2. Photocopy of the buyer´s id.
3. Sales Contract (Signed for both- Buyer and Seller)
4. Fill in the “Notification of Sale” Document. (You can download from dgt website or get a copy on the information desk of the Traffic Office.)
If, for any reason, you have forgotten to do these steps and you cannot contact the buyer, go to the Traffic Office and deregister your vehicle, it is called in Spain :”Dar de Baja Temporal un Vehiculo”.
From that moment you will not pay the annual tax, and when the vehicle is stopped by the police, and they check that the vehicle is deregistered, the vehicle will be clamped or towed away until the problem is solved
- “Notification of Sale” Document, click here to download directly from dgt website:
- Notification of Transmission or Sale of the vehicle (Info);