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Car Sale Receipt

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Where are you selling your motor vehicle?

EnglandBuilt for England
Different countries have different rules and regulations. Your Car Sale Receipt will be customised for England.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pick a country other than where the property is located?While a Bill of Sale is normally governed by the current location of the property, you may select the country where either the buyer or seller normally resides as long as there are no overriding tax or environmental restrictions.

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Car Sale Receipt

IN CONSIDERATION of ___________________ of ____________________ (the 'Purchaser') providing £____________ including all sales taxes (the 'Purchase Price'), the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged to ______________________ of ____________________ (the 'Seller'), the Seller SELLS AND DELIVERS the Motor Vehicle to the Purchaser.

PAYMENT METHOD: The Purchaser will pay the Purchase Price to the Seller by cash.

MOTOR VEHICLE: The Seller will sell and deliver to the Purchaser the following motor vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle'):

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: __________
  • Year: __________
  • Body Type: __________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________
  • Odometer Reading: __________ kilometres

WARRANTIES: The Seller warrants that the Motor Vehicle is free of any liens and encumbrances and that the Seller is the legal owner of the Motor Vehicle. The Seller also warrants that the Seller has the full right and authority to sell and deliver the Motor Vehicle and that the Seller will defend the title of the Motor Vehicle against any and all claims and demands.

'AS IS' CONDITION: The Purchaser acknowledges that the Motor Vehicle is sold 'as is'. The Seller expressly disclaims any implied warranty as to fitness for a particular purpose and any implied warranty as to merchantability. The Seller expressly disclaims any expressed or other implied warranties.

WORKING ORDER: Any warranty as to the condition or working order of the Motor Vehicle is expressly disclaimed by the Seller.

MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Any disclaimer of warranties by the Seller in this Receipt will not in any way affect the terms of any applicable warranties from the manufacturer of the Motor Vehicle.

LIABILITIES: The Seller does not assume, nor does the Seller authorise any other person on the behalf of the Seller to assume, any liability in connection with the sale or delivery of the Motor Vehicle.

INSPECTION: The Purchaser accepts the Motor Vehicle in its existing condition given that the Purchaser has either inspected the Motor Vehicle or was given the opportunity to inspect the Motor Vehicle but chose to not inspect it.

GOVERNING LAW: This Receipt will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Country of .

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED by ______________________ in the presence of the below named Solicitor, the effect of the above written Receipt having been explained by me to ______________________ before the execution of it, this ________ day of ________________, ________.

Notary Public
Solicitor's Name: ____________________
Solicitor's Address: __________________




Most legal jurisdictions require that the Seller state the Mileage upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Odometer Disclosure Statement

I, ______________________ of ____________________ (the 'Seller'), STATE AND DECLARE that the odometer of the following vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle') reads as follows:

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: __________
  • Year: __________
  • Body Type: __________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________
  • Current Odometer Reading: __________ kilometres

I CERTIFY that to the best of my knowledge the odometer reading as stated above reflects the actual mileage of the Motor Vehicle. I CERTIFY that the odometer of the Motor Vehicle was not altered, set back, or disconnected while in my possession, and I have no knowledge of anyone else doing so.

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED by ______________________ in the presence of the below named Solicitor, the effect of the above written Odometer Disclosure Statement having been explained by me to ______________________ before the execution of it, this ________ day of ________________, ________.

Notary Public
Solicitor's Name: ____________________
Solicitor's Address: __________________


Seller: ______________________
Address: ____________________


Receipt of original copy
is hereby acknowledged by


Purchaser: ___________________
Address: ____________________


Last Updated February 16, 2024

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What is a Car Sale Receipt?

A Car Sale Receipt records the purchase of a vehicle and shows the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. In other words, a receipt is proof of purchase for the transaction.

In the United Kingdom, it’s best practice to use a Car Sale Receipt for private sales where someone sells their used vehicle as is or sold as seen.

Even though its name refers to cars, you can use our Car Sale Receipt template when selling any motor vehicle (e.g., truck, van, motorcycle, etc.).

Do I need a Car Sale Receipt?

Yes, a Car Sale Receipt is the best way to prove the legal ownership transfer of a vehicle.

Purpose of a Car Sale Receipt

Besides being required, a Car Sale Receipt protects the seller's and buyer's interests and can prevent future disputes and issues. More specifically, a Car Sale Receipt:

  • Documents the transaction and signatures on a specific date, providing evidence that both parties wanted a transfer of ownership.
  • Establishes as-is condition, which proves that an item was sold as seen, with the buyer accepting the item’s condition.
  • Records payment terms and establishes the agreed-upon sales price between the buyer and seller.

How do I write a Car Sale Receipt?

The easiest way to create a receipt for a vehicle sale is by using LawDepot’s Car Sale Receipt template. We’ll ask for the following details:

  1. Vehicle details, including the make, model, year, body type, VIN, and odometer reading
  2. Party information, including the seller’s and buyer’s names and addresses
  3. Sale price and whether sales tax applies
  4. Payment method, such as cash, banker’s draft, cheque, electronic funds transfer, etc.
  5. Loan and lien details, if applicable

In almost all cases, the buyer shouldn’t accept a Car Sale Receipt with a loan or lien against the vehicle unless the seller intends to accept full responsibility for that outstanding debt.

What’s the difference between a Car Sale Receipt and a Bill of Sale?

You can use a general Bill of Sale to transfer ownership of any personal property from one person to another. However, a Car Sale Receipt can only be used for vehicle transactions.

Who should create a Car Sale Receipt?

Generally, a seller should be the one to create the Car Sale Receipt during a vehicle transaction. If you’re buying a vehicle and the seller isn’t going to provide you with a Car Sale Receipt, you can create the document yourself and have the seller sign it.

If you find yourself in a situation where multiple people are collectively buying or selling a vehicle, you can list more than one seller or purchaser.

Determining price in a Car Sale Receipt

There are multiple factors to consider when determining a sale price. Here are some things buyers and sellers can keep in mind when negotiating a price:

  • Research the market value of the specific make, model, and year to get an idea of the typical asking prices.
  • Consider the vehicle’s condition, including its mileage, overall mechanical condition, and interior and exterior states.
  • Use an online valuation tool, such as Parkers, to get an estimated value.
  • Factor in upgraded features and how they add to the vehicle’s value.
  • Consider getting a pre-sale inspection by a qualified mechanic to identify any potential issues.

Can I use a Car Sale Receipt when gifting a vehicle?

Yes, you can use a Car Sale Receipt when the vehicle is a gift. Since legally binding contracts require some form of consideration (i.e., payment), list a small price, such as £1.00 or £10.00, if you wish to transfer the property as a gift.

Who should keep the Car Sale Receipt?

A seller and buyer should sign two copies of the Car Sale Receipt so they can each keep a record of the transfer of ownership.

After you use a Car Sale Receipt

Once a private vehicle sale is closed and the parties have signed a Car Sale Receipt, the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) must be notified of the change of ownership. Here’s how the process usually goes:

  • The seller registers a used vehicle for the buyer by notifying the DVLA of the ownership transfer either online or by post.
  • The seller fills in the green ‘new keeper’ part of the V5C (i.e., logbook) and gives it to the buyer.
  • The seller destroys the rest of the V5C.
  • The DVLA should send a new V5C to the buyer in three to five days.

The process may be slightly different in Northern Ireland. Also, the buyer may need to register the vehicle if it does not have a logbook. However, the DVLA advises not to buy a vehicle without a logbook.

Related documents

  • Bill of Sale: Transfer ownership of property, such as a trailer, boat, or animal. from one person to another.
  • Sales Receipt: Document a transaction in which any type of personal property transfers from one party to another.
  • Sales Agreement: Record a legally binding contract between a buyer and a seller that outlines the purchase of assets.
  • Loan Agreement: Outline the terms of a lending arrangement between a lender and borrower.
  • Purchase of Business Agreement: Transact the sale of a business between a buyer and a seller.
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