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Should I buy this UK-reg car with no VRT paid?

I am buying a car that is UK-reg, but person has had it in ireland for a year and he has not paid the VRT. Will I have to pay it and any fines?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Umair Pervaiz (Portlaoise ) - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:00

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Umair,

Don’t. Buy. It. Major can of worms. If someone has been breaking the law by driving around in an imported car that hasn’t had its VRT paid, then you do not want to get involved. Plenty of other cars out there, so go and buy one that’s fully above-board and legal.

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