SVA & kitcar registration assistance (Reproduced in full by permission of John Peach who posted this on the RHOCaR Community board)
It seems the wheel is reinvented everytime a builder reaches that final stage of SVA and registration. The same questions arise repeatedly, and the situation is made murky by there appearing to be different answers and/or procedures to follow, in different parts of the UK.
In 2003 mine was relatively easy, as I received good service from Reading DVLA. Even obtaining my tax disc, while-you-wait, just 30 mins after arriving with my MAC. What I now realise is that Reading was different to most offices, having one individual dedicated to registering kit cars, whereas other offices breed confusion by pitting the hapless customer against any of the counterstaff at random, who don't always seem to know or give the same answers to your queries,such as chassis number and.age related number or Q-plate.
Mine by comparison to others, was free of all those irritating delays.
And the reason for this little rambling ?
Well I'd like to introduce and recommend the services of one Mr Paul Jepson.
Paul retired last year after 14 years as the dedicated kit car registration specialist at Reading DVLA, the very man who dealt with my registration.
Operating now as Kit Car Registrations, Paul is now offering his services privately to kit car builders.
For a small fee, he provides the paperwork and guidance step by step through to registration.
If you have any further questions, he knows the right answers, and has the experience to know who to contact at all the regional offices to unblock things.
His advert states.
''*Registration forms completed over the phone
*Application for SVA submitted and date arranged,
*Advice on supporting documents and DVLA requirements, eg age related marks, insurance,tax, identification etc,
*Paperwork taken to DVLA local office and problems resolved quickly.
*All this for a one off fee of £35 and you needn't leave your house''
So far , he has run adverts in the kit press, and I have read on here the comments of a couple of individuals who seemed well pleased with their dealings with Paul.
I am recommending him because I know he is a genuine chap, who loves cars, and will help you over that last hurdle when you are just dying to finally get it on the road.
I think we have a really useful contact here, and all the members of the Robinhood fraternity should hear of it.
Pauls contact details are
PO Box 4096
Tel 01189 842303
Happy Hooding !
Thames Valley RHOCaR.