Details of the law and regulations that all of our scrap car dealers follow:
Cash payments for scrapping your car
If you’re looking for payment of cash for your scrap car, we should probably tell you – that’s deemed illegal. The introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act in 2013 aims to cut down on the kind of criminal behaviour that can result from this kind of activity, and for the most part it’s succeeding. So, at Scrap Car Network, we ensure our dealers obide by the law and follow the regulations set out by the Scrap Metal Dealers Act. As scrap car dealers we will always pay you via BACS or bank transfer.
Certificate of Destruction for your vehicle
A Certificate of Destruction is absolutely vital when it comes to scrapping your car. It releases you from responsibility for the car, so in the eyes of the law, you’re still liable for it if you haven't got one. At Scrap Car Network, we’ll always aim to have this to you within seven days once we receive your vehicle from our dealer / collection partner.
Dealing with a lost V5C
A V5C is the document that proves your car is registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and shows who’s the registered keeper of the car, and it’s up to the registered keeper – namely, you – to let the DVLA know if the car has been taken off the road, written off or scrapped. Scrap Car Network can scrap your car without the V5C, but you are legally obliged to contact the DVLA in writing to declare that the car is off the road and ready to be fully de-registered. If you don’t, the DVLA could prosecute you and land you with a hefty fine. If you want to scrap your car with one of our collection partners / dealers then the first thing is to let us know. We’ll be able to arrange a collection date for you and let your local collection agent know not to expect a V5C from you.