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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Transfer of Interest

If you wish to sell your licensed Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle to another proprietor you will need to complete a transfer of interest form.

When selling a licensed Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle to another proprietor, a Transfer of Interest form must be completed. The forms can be downloaded from the following links:

pdf icon Application Form - Hackney Carriage Vehicle Transfer of Interest [85kb]

pdf icon Application Form - Private Hire Vehicle Transfer of Interest [76kb]

The completed form must then be presented to the Licensing Office, at the Basildon Centre. The new proprietor is also required to attend.

Please see pdf icon Basildon Council - Schedule of Fees and Charges 2017-2018 [499kb] for information on the fees. The fees are correct at the time of publication, please contact the Licensing Team for information on up to date fees.

In addition to the completed form the following information is also required:-

  • A signed and dated letter confirming the transfer to another proprietor.
  • A signed and dated letter from the new proprietor confirming accepted responsibility for the vehicle from a particular date.

The new proprietor must produce-

  • A valid certificate of insurance covering them from the date of transfer.
  • A current VOSA test certificate for the vehicle.
  • The vehicle registration document in their name (once it is returned from the DVLA)

In addition, if the transfer is of a Hackney Carriage vehicle, the new proprietor must also complete a proprietorship requisition form.

If the Hackney Carriage is a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the new proprietor will have to produce a valid Passenger Assistance Training Scheme (PATS) certificate for themselves and any other person who will be driving the vehicle on their behalf.

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