One of the hardest tasks for a person who has lost someone is to decide what to do with their personal effects. The decision on what to do with sentimental and cherished items can be difficult but selling a car can also be difficult logistically.
If you are considering selling the car of a deceased person then please use the flowchart below to help you identify if we can help and what documentation we will require. We hope that this will help to make the process as simple as possible for you at what we know and appreciate is going to be a difficult time.
Are you able to provide a copy of the Death Certificate?
(We can also accept a copy of an Interim Death Certificate or Coroners Certificate if the Death Certificate has not yet been issued)
Is the value of the deceased's estate less than £10k? 1
We're sorry, we won’t be able to proceed without a copy of the Death Certificate.
We can buy the car and pay the next of kin. Documents required:
Has Probate2 / Confirmation3 been granted?
We can buy the car from Executor named on the Grant/ Confirmation document. Documents required:
Is a Solicitor managing the Estate?
We will require a letter or email from the Estate’s Solicitor granting permission for the vehicle to be sold and confirming who payment should be released to. Documents required:
Sometimes, a family prefers to manage the estate themselves, instead of instructing a solicitor to act on their behalf.
We can still buy the car however to aid the company, if you can provide a copy of the last Will and Testament, with written confirmation from the solicitors that drafted the will that the copy is the last known version, we can proceed with a payment to the Executor named on the Will. Documents required:
This information together with the notes below are for guidance only. Please ensure you consult with professional advisors who will help you understand the steps required in order to be able to sell a deceased person's car or van. You must have the right to sell the car.
For further information issued by the Government click here
Benefits of selling a car to us in the event of the death of its owner.
Our valuation engine which can be used online to value cars will give exactly the same price to someone no matter what your circumstances.
We can buy cars all over the UK and we’re open 7 days a week so you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you can sell the car when it suits you.
The amount you receive cannot be disputed and we can provide full documentation. This might be useful to you where proceeds of the sale may need to be distributed to more than one person or given to a solicitor who is acting on behalf of the estate.
We can buy any car you have so whether it’s worth £100,000+ or just a few hundred pounds we can buy it.