The council says that he is liable for the fines and that he would have to pursue the legal owner in a small claims court, but he cannot get the name as, due to the data protection act, the DVLA cannot give him it.
The council has now passed the issue to a debt collector and they are adding on late payment charges.
He will need to get a letter from DVLA saying he was not the registered keeper of the vehicle.
This along with a receipt or bank details for the sale of the vehicle ought to be enough, if not for the council then for the court.
If he has not retained evidence of sale, he might be better off to pay and not risk a small claims action.
WHEN dad died mum remarried. She passed away in 1993 without leaving a will.
My stepdad died last July. He was not of sound mind for the last 12 years. My sister took him up to stay with her four years before he died, and when he did she got everything. My brother who is his full blood son didn't get anything either. Are my other sister and I entitled to anything from my mum?
You would have been entitled to claim your legal rights from your mother's estate, even without her making a will, though your stepdad would have had the right to the first chunk of the estate and possibly all of it if it was a modest one.
Speak to a solicitor about claiming legal rights long after death.
I have split this one up, and will now deal with your second point:
I DON'T see how anybody who was not of sound mind, who couldn't even feed himself, could sign a legal document. He didn't know who anybody was either. Surely the will can't be legal?
If you were going to challenge the will, you would need evidence that your stepdad was of unsound mind at the time of signing.
That can be done, but if the will was prepared and the signing supervised by a lawyer, he/she would only have proceeded if satisfied that the client was aware and willing, or if he/she got a doctor's letter confirming capability.
Even with that, you may not have a claim if you were not adopted by your stepdad and he was just your mother's husband.
His own son may have a better claim.
I AM 75 and paying off two loans to a bank. Neither is secured on my house. My wife and I are joint owners.
Would we be better putting the house in my wife's name to protect it if I cannot sustain my repayments, or died while still owing money?
You can do this, as long as you then live for five years before you are made bankrupt by the bank, otherwise your trustee in bankruptcy can undo any transfer of title that deprived you of a valuable asset.