Stock Items (Page 6)
Should you wish to purchase any of the vehicles held on our stock lists
on pages 6, full details will be provided. Vehicles are generally sourced
from Germany. A deposit secures the vehicle chosen with the balance
on handover (see 2c ~ 2e below).
2 Cars Chosen to your Specification (Full Package)
Please provide us with as much information as possible so as to assist
us find the right car for you (see Page 8 - Contact).
We shall provide you with details / quotations of a selection closely suitable cars available
from our both franchised and independent car suppliers / garage mainly
based in Germany.
Quotations normally include for the full package in sterling (or euros)
including obtaining an EC Certificate of Conformity (CoC), transit
registration plates with Green Card European insurance valid for two weeks
(longer on request), delivery, UK registration,
road tax, UK number plates, the conversion of on board
computers and navigation systems into English. The figures will be broken
down. The delivery element, which will normally be carried out by road and
maybe invoiced seperately by one of our partner
companies specialising in this field.
Selection - Deposit
Once you have selected one that matches your requirements, a 15% deposit
will normally secure the vehicle chosen. We shall undertake further final
checks to ensure the vehicle matches the details quoted. If anything
untoward materilises, we shall advise you accordingly, whereby the deposit
will be refunded or you may opt for a suitable alternative vehicle.
- Final Payment
Following receipt of the deposit and once the final checks have
been completed, we shall purchase the vehicle chosen outright for you. It
will then be made available for collection or delivered to you by arrangement (usually within a week). The
balance is then due on handover in the form of cleared funds or a verified
UK registration will normally be carried out for you directly
the car is delivered. The original documents submitted to the DVLA near
our Leeds office will be returned once processed (usually within a week)
together with the tax disc and UK registration number assigned. We shall
arrange for a set of number plates to be prepared and posted directly to
you. The V5C Registration Certificate will be sent directly from the DVLA
centre in Swansea a week or so later.
Cars Chosen by
(all inclusive)' Package
This level of service is suitable those who have located vehicles
either themselves via a variety of means or through us and wish for us to
carry out the following services:
a) Vehicle details
(availability,specification, service history, finance status, best price
and supplier) in English via e-mail or fax
b) Arrangements for provisionally reserving the vehicle and arranging
contract to purchase by fax
c) Assistance with payment procedures between the supplier and yourself
d) Assistance with travel for collection of vehicle from the supplier
e) Transit or export registration with European insurance valid for two
weeks (longer on request)
f) Assistance with delivery if not self-collected
g) Assistance with GB registration and advice for other countries
h) Assistance with warranty issues from the supplier
As we are technically working on your behalf as your purchasing
agent, you (our client) are responsible for our fees.
This applies once a contractual order is agreed and becomes binding on
both parties. Once your vehicle is selected, you simply
lodge a deposit (15%) in sterling (or euros) with us and we shall purchase
the vehicle outright for you (subject to usual checks) - see 2c. The
balance may be paid in sterling (or euros) on handover - see 2d. The fees
comprise of the following elements:
3a The 'Vehicle
Acquisition & Services Fee'
(commission) is based on the final invoiced value of the vehicle as obtained from
the supplier. The rate depends upon the
age and mileage (km) of the vehicle at the time of invoicing. This starts
for used vehicles up to one year of age or with less than 20,000 km and up to
used vehicles either over 5 years
of age or with more than 95,000 km.
VAS Fee' (commission) - Link (pdf)
3b The 'Transit
Fee' of £100/115 + VAT
per vehicle includes for German transit (export) number
plates with one month's European-wide basic insurance - if required.
German road tax, if applicable, is charged at cost.
3c The 'GB
Fee' of £100/115 + VAT per vehicle which includes the registration
application elements for the
vehicle with both the DVLA and HMRC (Customs) if not VAT registered. This
fee includes a set of GB Euro
or plain standard number plates. The DVLA VED (road tax disc) and
DVLA first registration fee will be
invoiced at cost whereby the rate depends upon the car chosen.
Registration' Service - Vehicles Self-supplied
We are able to offer a GB registration service with the DVLA if you have
imported your car yourself whether RHD or LHD. We shall advise you of the
minimum legal requirements and submit the application of your behalf. The
'GB Registration' service fee is £280/320 for
a standard application to include a set of number plates, but excludes the
DVLA first registration fee (£55/63) and and
DVLA VED fee ( road tax disc) which depends upon the vehicle. This is invoiced only on
successful completion of GB registration. Due
to the planned closures of the local DVLA offices, this service is now
under review, so please ask as to its current status.
wish to know more about GB Registration (5c)
Tax Disc (VED) Rates
4b 'Marketing' Package - Selling on your Behalf
Should be acting as your agent in terms of
selling your car, the 'Marketing'
package fee is the half (50%) the rate of our VAS (Vehicle Acquisition
& Services) fee in the link below, whereby you (our
client) are responsible for it once a contractual agreement becomes
binding. Although we may advise you on the selling price, it is ultimately
your decision whether to accept or reject any offers. The initial preparation
cost is currently £70/80 which will be refunded on our completing
the sale. The marketing feedback and package is generally reviewed on
a monthly basis.
VAS Fee' (commission) - Link (pdf)
Exchanging LHD for RHD - Support Service
Should you be returning to the UK with your LHD car and
wish to use this in part exchange for a RHD one, we may be able to provide
a support service to franchised UK motor dealers unable to take a LHD car
in part exchange.
wish to know more about part exchanging (5d)
5 Collection / Handover /
5a Collection (supplier)
Most cars may be collected directly from the supplying dealership wherever
that may be. We shall also assist with the travel
arrangements and your return journey home.
5b Collection /
Handover (European Direct)
We are normally able to arrange to bring the car chosen
by yourself either to our main purchasing office or an airport nearby. The
cost depends on the distance between the supplier chosen and us or a
nearby airport whiich will be advised accordingly
/ Handover (of your choice)
Should you be unable to collect the vehicle either from the supplier or us
or an airport nearby, separate arrangements may be made to bring the car
to an alternative point of collection or destination of your choice.
Details of the cost will be provided with the quotation and/or on request.
Age of Vehicle?
We specialise in providing vehicles that
are either new or nearly new generally placing a recommended three year age
limit and a 65,000 km (40,000 miles)
limit. Any wish to go beyond
these limits need to be discussed and cleared beforehand. The
reason is that we are unable to provide in depth technical analysis.
However, technical reports from organisations similar to the AA could be
arranged at cost where feasible.
7 GB Registration
We shall submit the paperwork required for GB registration. The only
required from you are:
i) an insurance cover note usually based on the VIN /
chassis number (assistance provided)
ii) Proof of address and identification: see DVLA guidelines for
iii) A cheque made payable to "Department for Transport" for
the standard DVLA registration costs consisting of the 'First Registration
Fee' (£55/63) and Road Tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) whereby rates vary
from vehicle to vehicle according to either their CO² emissions or date of
original registration if before 1st March 2001 - see http://www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk//ved_calculator.asp
Once the DVLA has processed the application, an appropriate year related
registration mark will be allocated (unless a pre-allocated registration
mark is used from either a Retention Certificate or Certificate of
Entitlement or a Cherished Transfer - advice can be given). The tax disc
and original documents are normally sent to you.
8 VAT on Used Cars
Used vehicles over six months of age and having covered 6,000
km and supplied from within the EU normally has had its VAT paid when new
in their country of origin. EU rules stipulate that such vehicles no
longer require VAT to be charged in the country of destination, just as
you would not need to pay VAT for a used vehicle at home. Some exceptions
apply - details on request.
9 Use of GB Registered Vehicles
in other EU Countries
Many of our clients then use and keep the vehicle on the Continent for
instance at their second home. We may be able to advise on the implications
of this from experience gained from other clients. Please ask for details.