Vehicle sale agreement
A sales agreement suitable for any second hand road vehicle including a car, a motorbike, a van, a lorry or a truck. It has been drawn with private sales in mind. The agreement protects the seller against claims by the buyer at a later date that he was not informed about the state of the vehicle at the time of purchase.
About this car sales agreement
When you sell a second hand car, motorbike or other vehicle through private sales it is critical that you agree the terms of the sale and purchase with the buyer in writing. Documenting the agreement and the state of the used car prevents the buyer from later claiming that you misled him as to the condition and demanding his money back.
If you are the buyer, then a car sale agreement gives you peace of mind that you know what you are buying.
The law relating to car sale agreements
In any private sale, you can agree the terms between yourself and the other party. As a seller, you could advertise your car with a poster in the window with “sold as seen, no warranty given or implied” written on it and accept cash in hand from the first person who wants to buy. The agreement would be verbal and legally binding.
The problem with this sort of arrangement is that there is no record of what was agreed. If the buyer came back (perhaps with a genuine complaint) six months later, either party could argue that important information was withheld at sale (or not) and demand money back.
The AA recommends that you use a car sale agreement and goes as far as producing a free sample download. However, the AA version (and many of the free versions on the Internet), in our opinion, doesn’t go far enough to document the car or the legal agreement. The Net Lawman version, while not free, is far more comprehensive and thus protects both parties far more greatly.
How to use this car sales agreement
- Either the buyer or the seller can insist on using this agreement
- Can be used by a company to sell a vehicle to another company or individual
- Use for private sales of a second hand car
- Also suitable for other road vehicles, including motorbikes, vans, lorries and trucks.
To use this car sales agreement, complete as many details in advance as possible (the template is in Word format) and then print two copies, one for you and one for the other party. Complete the remainder of the form in front of the other party. Both parties should sign both copies and keep them as proof of sale.
Agreement features and contents
- Suitable for use in the UK
- Expands on the free sample provided by the AA
The car sales agreement includes:
- Details of the buyer and the seller
- Details of the vehicle
- Seller’s warranties
- Transfer of ownership
- DVLA agreements
This document was written and is maintained by solicitors at Net Lawman to comply with current English law.
Buy from Net Lawman
Reasons to buy from Net Lawman
Guaranteed to be the right document
This document comes with a full money back guarantee. You take no risk that it might not be right for your situation. Once you buy it, we’ll give you 30 days to evaluate it in any way you want. If for any reason it's not right, just e-mail us and we’ll refund your money in full immediately. Read more about our guarantee policy.
Every document is drawn by an experienced, qualified lawyer and reviewed by another - just as in any law practice. We incorporate changes to the law quickly so that our documents are up to date. Read more about how we draw our documents.
Real world experience added
As much as possible, our documents and guidance notes incorporate practical angles that only lawyers with commercial experience could include. Our drafting team have not just many years experience advising clients in practice, but also have the experience owning and managing businesses in a wide variety of industries. Our documents aim to give you an edge as well as achieving a legal outcome. Read more about the Net Lawman team.
We write our documents in language that everyone (and not just lawyers) can understand. Not only does this make your task of editing the document easier, but it also decreases the likelihood of another party breaking or disputing the agreement on the grounds of not having understood the terms. Read more about why plain English is important in legal documents.
Easy to use, even if you have no legal knowledge
Many of our customers are lawyers, but our documents don't require you to be one. Wherever it may be needed, our guidance notes explain the purpose of each paragraph, whether we recommend changing it, and what you might like to consider before you do so.
Our view is that, when editing our documents, you shouldn't have to worry about how to add legal wording. So our documents consider a far greater range of issues than our average customer will need, and because we avoid cross referencing paragraphs, we make it easy for you simply to delete what you don't need without affecting the rest of the document.
Support from lawyers if you need it
Our legal team is on hand to help customise a document in an unusual circumstances, or even to draft a document from scratch. Read more about our contract drafting service.
Buy once and reuse
When you buy a document from us, we grant you a licence to use it again. Keep the master copy safe and create new child documents from it whenever you need them. This applies to lawyers in practice as well as individuals and businesses.
Document download and delivery
Immediately after payment, you can download your document from our website. We also deliver immediately by email, but delivery is out of our hands and may take a few minutes.
Contact us about this document
If you have any questions about this document that we don't answer in the text above, please contact us and let us know how we can help. We aim to reply within 24 hours.
Leave feedback about this page
If you have noticed a bug or a mistake on this page, or just want to give us feedback, we'd love to know. Nothing is too small or too big. Send your message on this feedback page.
"If only everything was as reliable as NetLawman. We have used them on numerous occasions & they deliver without fail. Whether we require off the shelf legal documents, bespoke contracts or even ad hoc advice they are there for us. It is like having our own legal team but without the costs that this would entail. Pickaweb has no hesitation in recommending NetLawman as one of our best suppliers."Pilar Torres Wahlberg
"Great resource for a small business like ours. Affordable and professional legal documents that would otherwise cost us a bundle."Garry
"I have been really impressed by your service and will use your company again, and more importantly, recommend it."Sandra