I bought a new car yesterday. Private seller, no car dealers involved. The guy I bought it off was kind enough to drive it to my house. It's now parked on my drive (off the road).
I'm not planning on driving it until I sell my other car (I have someone coming to view this on sun, probably going to buy). There's one week left of this month.
So I'm thinking to save me some money I won't tax the car (or drive it) until the start of the next month.
I know with the old tax disk system, none of this would matter because the tax disc would cover the car but with the new system I don't know if this is checked automatically. When the DVLA get the V5C from the old owner will they notice a gap in the tax? Do they check this kind of thing?