This is largely my own fault.
Sold my old car on 29th October, but absent mindedly left the paperwork in it, and the new owner drove off -- called him and he was like "don't worry, I'll post it off on my way through".
That was that ... until a couple of weeks after, when the parking / illegal right-turn tickets started to appear!
I appealed on the basis of having sold the car, not knowing who the keeper was etc. Cash sale, paperwork lost -- clueless!
Contacted the DVLA, who told me they would send a confirmation slip within 4 weeks -- none arrived.
Tickets kept arriving -- total of eight from two different boroughs!
I also got a warning letter from the DVLA about an untaxed car!
Contacted new owner again, who blocked my number!
So, I did a bit of detective work -- googled the number, which showed up as someone advertising on Gumtree.
Searched and traced the name to a Facebook profile -- looked at the photos -- not the same person! But photos of his house matched the address where most of the tickets were issued. Did a reverse lookup to get the full postcode.
Found a scan of the log book (from a permit application), and used the number to register the car to this address, using the name I remembered. I got a confirmation, but it was dated Christmas day!
Wrote to the two councils, appending the appeals with new information...
That, should have been that -- but now the councils are requesting a 'bill of sale', which I don't have...
So, I'm kinda stuck -- I need to find ways to prove that I didn't have the car at the time, but they seem to be rejecting everything except an invoice.
I do have the following:
- Notification of change of insurance (one week after selling car - 5th Nov - Three of the tickets are before this)
- Screen print of Ebay advert, with evidence of having ended the sale early.
- Google Maps GPS timeline history (not easy to print)
- Transfer of keeper slip, from December
- Police Reference number, after I reported it to them in mid December.
So, apart from that (which they are deeming inadmissible) I have no proof that I was not the keeper when the tickets were being issued, potentially making me liable for £1000+ worth of fines.
One of these tickets is now going all the way to tribunal, but I'm expecting this to happen with all of them!
Any ideas, short of changing my name and moving?