Author Topic: To Sorn or not to Sorn?  (Read 896 times)

Offline fido

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To Sorn or not to Sorn?
« on: 30.03. 2010 17:09 »
The MoT ran out on my A7 a few days ago and the tax runs out tomorrow. The weather is lousy at the moment, it is snowing. I don't fancy riding it up into the hills to the MoT garage but feel under pressure to do so in order to get the tax disc. Should I just Sorn it for a few days until I'm ready to take it or could I risk just leaving it in the garage untaxed?

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Re: To Sorn or not to Sorn?
« Reply #1 on: 30.03. 2010 17:33 »
I think there are hefty penalties for not sorn-ing a four wheel vehicle and likely DVLC would want to enquire about a unlicensed motorcycle too. It's a bit risky and I think I'd sorn it for peace of mind. You can do this online although I still prefer to go to the post office and have a receipt for my efforts, crazy when you think that the historic road licence is free anyway.
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Re: To Sorn or not to Sorn?
« Reply #2 on: 30.03. 2010 19:17 »
Hi Fido

Please follow LJ message, very easy to do online, I think its £80 payment when it all goes wrong.

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Re: To Sorn or not to Sorn?
« Reply #3 on: 13.04. 2010 18:58 »
I forgot to do my Z1 a few years ago, 4 weeks after tax ran out, had a nice letter from a chap whose parents weren't married. Cost me £50. No warnings or anything.
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Re: To Sorn or not to Sorn?
« Reply #4 on: 13.04. 2010 20:14 »
Sounds like their pretty tight over there. In NSW, OZ you get renewal papers 1 month before due, then a few weeks after. After 3 months if not renewed another letter requesting the plate back. No fees or charges.
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