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Scrappage conundrum

I have a customer with a scrappage question that I can't answer. Her daughter passed on her car to her 12 months ago and now the mother would like to scrap this car. Is it possible? Her daughter has had it for a few years and the mother has had it since 12 months ago. Does the car qualify?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Paul Lyttleton (Clonmel) - Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:29


Hi Paul,

It depends on whether the daugher transferred the ownership details to her mother's name. The rules state that the car being scrapped "must be registered in the State in the name of the registered owner of the new car for at least 18 months immediately prior to the date of scrappage."

They are flexible on spouses but it might not be possible with a husband and wife. Otherwise if it's still in the daughter's name she could scrap the car and buy the new one and then pass it on to her mother.

Hope that clears it up

Answered by: Complete Car Adviser

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