Are you planning to buy or sell a used car? The market for used cars is growing rapidly. However, not many people know the formalities required for the safe transfer of the vehicle legally. Getting paid for the vehicle not completes the formalities of its deal. It is highly important to follow all the instructions carefully for the legal transfer of the vehicle. Otherwise, both the buyer and the seller will face many legal complications.
Simple but strict procedures
Of course, buying a used car is not as simple as buying a new one. Verbal agreements and promises are not sufficient for the transfer of a pre-owned car. Besides, the deal will not be completed only getting paid for the vehicle. However, the legal procedures for the vehicle transfer are not confusing as it sounds. After the deal, you need to make the required changes in the register of RTO as well in the RC book.
Intimate the RTO
Both the seller and buyer need to intimate about the sale of the vehicle to the RTO within 14 days through “Form TCR” if the sale takes place within the state. You need to submit 2 other forms also for the intimation of the sale of the vehicle. Form No.29 for the Notice of transfer of ownership of vehicle and Form No.30 for the Report of transfer of ownership of vehicle. If you submit all these forms in the RTO office, they will make the necessary changes in both the RTO register and the RC book.
Inter-state Vehicle transfer
If the vehicle transferred outside the state, you need to report the sale to the concerned registering authority within 45 days. The buyer needs to fill four “Form no.28” and submit them to the related registering authority of the state where he belongs. The buyer should collect the NOC and the grant of certificate from the RTO to run the vehicle if he bought it from a different state. After submitting these forms, the concerned authority issues an NOC and a grant of certificate. You also need to submit other papers like PUC certificate, Proof for the submission of taxes till date and proof of address of the buyer.
Things to remember
It is better to buy the vehicle only after completing its dues if the RC book indicates about any loan liability for the purchase of the vehicle by its present owner. Once you pay all its dues, fill two ‘Form No.35’ and submit them to the RTO along with a letter from the financial institution where the loan has taken about the closure of the loan to remove the hypothecation details from the RC book. Private vehicles need to obtain the fitness certificate after 15 years. Submit Form No.25 to the RTO to get this certificate.