Car Dealer License ?

#1
Just watched Dominic Littledick on Cowboy Traders , tonight he was doing his superhero bit and exposing some porridge wog car dealer , he reckoned you have to have a license to be a used car dealer , never heard that before , any truth in it or is he just a Cowboy presenter ?
 
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#2
Not an expert but never heard of a licence to deal in cars.
Perhaps he was referring to the licence needed to sell the associated financial packages.

I can't stand the tosser. Dominic that is- not the porridge wog car dealer
 
#3
He's a tosser of a presenter, and the BBC are biased when it comes to these programmes - in my opinion. They talk about cowboy builders, but never say anything about all the builders out there that get stung for their money!

As for licences, licence has just become a generic term for any sort of ticket nowadays. I've wound up loads of poeple by pointing out that there's no such thing as a forklift licence in this country, for example. Even though hundreds of job adverts ask for one. Let alone, chain saw licences, sandwich making licences, digging in the street licences, etc... I tell them I got my first "swimming licence" when I was just 10...
 
#6
Just watched Dominic Littledick on Cowboy Traders , tonight he was doing his superhero bit and exposing some porridge wog car dealer , he reckoned you have to have a license to be a used car dealer , never heard that before , any truth in it or is he just a Cowboy presenter ?

It's bollocks, you just need to register as self employed and have a motor trade insurance policy.

And I agree with you, D.L. is a stupid little shrunken monkey who wishes he'd been tall and intelligent enough to join the police or forces.
 

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#7
dom used to be a car dealer up the road from here so I guess he knows the crack .
 
#9
You do need a permit/license from the council to sell cars on the street. Ours turn a blind eye to the odd seller but occasionally will have a clamp down on the ones that take the piss.

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Bollocks

I'll say that again for clarity, just like I'm giving an 'O' group

Bollocks.

You do not need any authority to sell a car that you own on the street.

Croydon Council tried this a few years ago and ended up in very hot water legally. They claimed that if you put a notice in your car on a residential street that it was for sale you needed a street traders licence. Which legally was total shite. They then set about removing cars showing for sale signs from outside of residents homes.

Legally they never had a leg to stand on, and got hammered in the courts, particularly after removing a classic 1960s Mercedes, valued at over £20k, even though the owner was advertising it for far less for a quick sale.

Croydon council is full of vicious petty bureaucrats who come the glorious day of the revolution will be shot or strung up.
 
#11
There's a chap on my street who does it for a living, he buys slightly damaged cars at auction, repairs them properly and sells them on, good luck to him I say.

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#12
There's one local to me, doesn't have a "car dealers licence" that I know of, but he is a licensed credit broker. Only place some of the locals have a hope in hell of becoming car owners.
 

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#13
Only if your selling more than something like 12 a year.
 
#15
Presumably, if you sell a number (?) of cars you can be classed as a trader.
As a trader you have more responsibility to your customer than a private seller. Sale of Goods Act etc?
 
#16
Presumably, if you sell a number (?) of cars you can be classed as a trader.
As a trader you have more responsibility to your customer than a private seller. Sale of Goods Act etc?
Yes but having to have a license is another matter.
 
#18
Cheers MrNosey , that answers my question , a license is not req / does not exist in England & Wales but it is in the land of Porridge Wogs ,very appropriate in my view , they need a close watch on them .
 

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