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Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby USINSPAIN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:53 pm

I am moving back to UK I was going to leave my car here to use when we come back for short breaks my insurance is due 18/9 I will not be back until at least march next year, so I rang my insurer to cancel my policy to be told I had to insure it even though it parked in a private driveway by my house.

Is this correct thank you

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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby elusive » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Yes i believe its the law read it a few times on citizen advice. It has to be insured unless it has the spanish version of the sworn

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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby costakid » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:06 pm

USINSPAIN wrote:I am moving back to UK I was going to leave my car here to use when we come back for short breaks my insurance is due 18/9 I will not be back until at least march next year, so I rang my insurer to cancel my policy to be told I had to insure it even though it parked in a private driveway by my house.

Is this correct thank you


Not if its on private property surely.

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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby USINSPAIN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 pm

That's what I thought costakid

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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby BENIDORM » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:43 pm

USINSPAIN,
From memory I believe that the insurance company is correct and if you cancel the policy you may find that the company will ask for part payment as you didn't give notice of cancellation ( 3 months I think ).
May I suggest that you may find it better to dispose of the vehicle and just hire a car when visiting, it will probably work out cheaper and certainly less hassle.
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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby El Cid » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:11 pm

Unless it has been officially taken off the road by getting a temporary "Baja" from Trafico it must be insured.

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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby USINSPAIN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:44 pm

Could you tell what a temporary "Baja" from Trafico is, and how do I get one
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Re: Moving back to UK car insurance query

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:03 pm

USINSPAIN wrote:That's what I thought costakid


It's the same in the UK now, you have to declare a SORN on a vehicle even if your vehicle is locked up in a garage on private property if you have no insurance or RFL.
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