I want to buy a used car from a private seller. Car is currently on SORN. The seller can't tax it because it is not insured. I can't tax it because it's not registered in my name.
I've had advice from DVLA but also have experience of post office staff not knowing procedure and therefore refusing to follow it.
DVLA advice is that I insure the car then take insurance certificate, registration certificate and MOT to the post office who will tax it in my name and I can then drive it away from the seller's place.
I can see lots of potential pitfalls in this - has anyone actually had to deal with this situation and did the above procedure work?