Assigned a private reg over a private reg.

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Hi, hopefully someone could help.
I have assigned a private reg over a private reg . Thinking the previous private reg will automatically be put on retention.
How do i go about getting the other private reg on retention , ?
Apparently i read someone it’s not a given you will get it back.
 
Hi, hopefully someone could help.
I have assigned a private reg over a private reg . Thinking the previous private reg will automatically be put on retention.
How do i go about getting the other private reg on retention , ?
Apparently i read someone it’s not a given you will get it back.

I would call dvla asap and explain the mistake, if not easily resolved ask for an email address to take higher up. Include as much detail as possible including previous retentions and assignments. Fingers crossed you get it back 🤞🏼
 
Oops....not sure why you would think that....they are two separate actions. Hopefully they will let you have it back without money being involved. The issue is that you never actually owned the old plate,...no one does...you just pay for the right to use it. So if you delete it from your car by putting another one on they could charge you for getting it back...or even sell it to someone else. Hopefully common sense will prevail
 
In a similar vein, if a car with a private plate is totalled, remember to put the plate on retention before signing the car over to Copart ....
 
If you retain the plate you just put on, the old private plate SHOULD be reassigned to it. Not 100% but this is what I’ve read on the private number plate groups on FB.
 
First reg needs to be retained- Car returns to original issued no and new V5 issued. Then new plate can be assigned- new v5 issued.
 
I hope it’s not an Americanism creeping in.

Seems not. This is what Google found:

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🤔 Total Loss I can get but Totalled….

Ah I see what you mean. Further Googling suggests that you are in fact correct:

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Yes, it's from the ex-colonies....
 
If you retain the plate you just put on, the old private plate SHOULD be reassigned to it. Not 100% but this is what I’ve read on the private number plate groups on FB.

From experience I'd say this is the case. The plate that has been taken off is now the original plate. If the OP takes his new plate off the car will revert to the first "private plate". OP should then be allowed to buy the first plate from DVLA. Not the best solution but there we are.

Note that DVLA don't like swapping plates in quick succession and they'll make you jump through a few extra hoops.
 
Nope...... the "original plate" is the one it was first registered with UNLESS that was a private plate from when it was brand new in which case removal of a private plate will result in the automatic issue of a std age related plate when the other private plate is removed.
 
Bloody ‘mericans.

Don't know about that.... two World Wars taught us that trouble comes from the East and help comes from the West..... :D
 
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