Terms & Conditions
Ask-Reg.com Terms and Conditions (see below for Definition of Terms)
1. The Company agrees to supply vehicle registration marks subject to availability, value added tax (where applicable) and payment of Government fees, at all times.
2. Under the Distance Selling Regulations (2000) ‘The Company’ is obliged to inform you that the service we provide begins as soon as the registration mark is reserved on your behalf and that subsequently there is no cooling off period, the transaction cannot be reversed and a refund will not be given.
3. In accepting these terms and conditions the Seller acknowledges that they have the authority to sell the registration mark and give consent to ‘The Company’ to market the registration mark on their behalf.
4. An offer will only be accepted when the purchaser pays a minimum deposit of £100 or 10% of the purchase price (whichever is the greater sum). The Company reserves the right to withdraw the option of paying a deposit, in most instances full payment will required before the transfer can commence.
5. On receipt of the deposit ‘The Company’ will withdraw the registration mark from sale and accept no other offers from other parties. Where ‘The Company’ is not the seller it cannot prevent the seller from selling the registration mark through another agency or withdrawing it from sale.
6. The transfer cannot commence until the full payment balance is received. The receipt of a deposit or full payment is considered to form the basis of a binding agreement to proceed with the purchase.
7. Valuations are based on a price ‘The Company’ believes it may be able to achieve for the seller. The Company will market and attempt to sell the registration mark above this price.
8. Where the Purchaser makes a payment deposit, the payment balance must be received within 28 days of the first payment unless other payment terms are agreed by ‘The Company’ and confirmed in writing. Failure to pay within this period may result in additional charges and/or the registration mark being offered to other parties.
9. All Registration Marks offered by ‘The Company’ are sold subject to availability. ‘The Company’ cannot accept any responsibility should the registration become unavailable or in the unlikely event of failure of the transfer at the Vehicle Registration Office. ‘The Company’ liability will be limited to a full refund (unless it is in some way the fault of the purchaser) and any claims for damages, interest on monies paid or any other expenses will not be entertained.
10. Any information collected from the Purchaser or the Seller, whether by the completion of an online form or by way of a telephone conversation, will be used in good faith to form the basis of a legally binding contract. It is therefore the sole responsibility of the Purchaser or the Seller to provide accurate information when required to do so. ‘The Company’ cannot be held responsible for costs incurred or losses due to inaccuracies or mistakes on the part of the Purchaser or the Seller.
11. The Purchaser and the Seller agrees to supply any documentation and fees required by ‘The Company’ in order to complete the transfer within 28 days unless otherwise agreed in writing by ‘The Company’. Failure may result in the Purchaser or the Seller incurring additional fees.
12. Where ‘The Company’ is selling on behalf of a customer:
12.1 All monies owed by the purchaser will be paid to ‘The Company’.
12.2 All monies owed to the seller will be paid by ‘The Company’ on receipt of the completed transfer documents and cleared funds from the purchaser.
13. If the Purchaser or the Seller fails to comply with any of the terms then ‘The Company’ reserves the right to pursue the Purchaser or the Seller for their loss in administration costs and/or profit, where this amount is greater than the deposit.
14. Where the company suspects any fraudulent activity, it reserves the right to cancel the order and inform the appropriate authorities without further notice.
15. The company reserves the right to record all telephone conversations for security and training purposes.
16. All transfers will be carried out as quickly as possible and ‘The Company’ cannot guarantee specific times for completion. ‘The Company’ cannot be held responsible for any third party delay, including the postal service and the government or any other unforeseen circumstances.
17. The Purchaser and the Seller understands and agrees that they are to be bound by the rules and provisions of the government's Cherished Transfer Scheme.
18. For all transfers, the purchaser understands that:
18.1 The Company will supply all registrations on official certificates and that it is the responsibility of the purchaser to transfer the mark onto their vehicle, including the manufacture of acrylic plates through a Registered Number Plate Supplier.
18.2 Amendments can be made to add or change the nominee's name upon payment of a government fee together with a Company administration fee.
18.3 Certificates are valid for 12 months and require renewal including renewal and administration fees on an annual basis before the expiry date.
18.4 It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to ensure the Company is kept up to date with the Purchasers' contact details, to enable timely reminders of their renewal obligations. The Company cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by the Purchaser if the Purchaser cannot be contacted or fails to reply to any correspondence sent by ‘The Company’.
18.5 Failure to pay the necessary renewal and administration fees before the certificate expiry date will result in loss of the Purchasers' and the Nominees rights to the registration mark and the Purchaser will not be entitled to any reimbursement of the monies or any other costs incurred in its purchase. The Company reserves the right to pay the renewal fees and assume ownership of the rights to the registration mark in this instance.
19. You cannot make a vehicle appear younger than it is by changing the registration mark. For example; you cannot put an “R” prefix registration on a “P” prefix vehicle as it would make the vehicle appear younger. You can however put any prefix registration from “A” to “P” on a “P” prefix vehicle. ‘The Company’ cannot be held responsible for any loss due to the failure of the purchaser to check the date of manufacture or first registration of the vehicle in order to determine it’s eligibility to display a dated registration mark
20. Registration Marks must be displayed correctly. You cannot misrepresent or miss space the letters or numbers in any way, as it would constitute an offence under the Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001. The Company will not entertain any claims by Purchasers for refunds or compensation due to confiscation of vehicle registration marks or fines by the government for them breaking these laws.
21. Vehicles must be subject to an MOT/HGV test. Non-testable vehicles such as tractors, steamrollers and milk floats, for example are outside the scope of the Government Cherished Transfer Scheme. Only testable vehicles can participate in transfers and retentions and valid test certificates must accompany applications (if required due to the age or type of vehicle)
22. The jurisdiction of these terms and conditions is enforceable by a court in England or Wales under English Law and applies to all business carried out by the Company.
You are reminded that your statutory rights are not affected in any way by our terms and conditions.
Definition of terms.
‘The Company' - Ask-Reg Ltd, company number 06789013.
'Purchaser' - the person or organisation looking to buy the rights to a vehicle registration mark.
'Seller' – the person or organisation looking to transfer the rights to a registration mark.
'Nominee' - the person or organisation to which a vehicle is already, or is to be, registered, as or will be shown on the vehicle's V5C registration document.
'Donor vehicle' - the vehicle from which the registration mark is being transferred from.
'Recipient vehicle' - the vehicle to which the registration mark is being transferred to.
'Assignment' - the transfer of the vehicle registration mark from an official government holding certificate to a vehicle.
'Transfer' - the process of moving a vehicle registration mark between vehicles.
'Registration Mark' - the unique letter and number combination issued and authorised by DVLA Swansea, used to identify the vehicle.
'Number or License Plates' - the physical plates to be fixed to the vehicle displaying the registration mark.
'Government Fees' - fees payable to the DVLA for the transfer and assigment of vehicle registration marks or for certificate extensions and amendments. VAT exempt.
'License disc' (tax disc or road fund license) – confirmation that the current road fund tax has been paid for the vehicle.
'MOT Certificate’ - Ministry of Transport Test Certificate of road worthiness of a vehicle.