Terms & Conditions

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1. Terms of Use

1.1 What this document represents, its terms and definitions: This document shall be known as the 'Terms'. It is a legally binding agreement between us and any user of our website or services, who shall also be referred to in this document as 'you', the 'purchaser' or the 'buyer'.


1.2 Version of the 'Terms': You are viewing the latest & current version of this website. We may from time to time amend & update our terms of this website at our discretion, and they will then become the 'current' terms. These 'Terms' will apply whenever you visit our website or use our services. If you do not agree to these terms then you may not use our website or services.


1.3 Who we are: The www.talkingplates.co.uk website is owned and operated by Talking Plates Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ. Company No 09479646. Vat registration No 209437114,  also referred to in this document and website as 'we' or 'us' or 'our'.


1.4 What we do: Talking Plates Ltd deal in the rights of entitlement to display UK Vehicle Registration Marks also referred to as 'number plates', 'numbers', 'marks' or 'plates' throughout this document and website.


1.5 Governing law and jurisdiction: English law shall apply to these terms and to any dispute which may arise from or in connection with this website or our services, and English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise from or in connection with this website or our services.


1.6 Indemnity: You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, charges, costs, expenses or damages incurred by us which may arise from, or in connection to your breach of any of these terms.

2. Terms of Sale

 2.1 What you are buying: You buy the right to have the registration number assigned to a vehicle registered in your name, or in the name of another person (the Nominee).


2.2 Talking Plates Ltd only trade in registration marks, we do not make or sell number plates or vehicles. All registration marks purchased from us do not include the actual number plates. It is you the buyer's responsibility to source your own number plates.


2.3 Any registration marks purchased from us are subject to Vat and remain solely the property of Talking Plates Ltd until they have been paid for in full. Any transaction will only be complete once the buyer has received a confirmation email from us stating so.


2.4 All registration marks purchased from us are non-refundable.


2.5 Availability: All UK Registration Marks are unique. We constantly update our website and all registration marks sold by us are subject to availability. Though we always aim to display the correct prices on our website mistakes can sometimes occur. Talking Plates Ltd reserves the right to amend our pricing at any given time without notice. 


2.6 All vehicles shown on this website are for illustrative purposes only and are not for sale , nor do they constitute any part of any transaction.


2.7 Your Obligation: It is you 'the buyer's' sole responsibility to ensure that you supply the correct details in relation to any registration mark you are purchasing from us. 


2.8 DVLA transfer terms: It is illegal to display a registration mark on a vehicle before the Department of Transport have completed the transfer. 

2.9 You cannot use a registration number to make a vehicle appear younger than it actually is. For example; You cannot assign a '62' plate to a vehicle initially registered as a '58' plate. 


2.10 All vehicles to which registration marks are to be transferred to must have a current road fund license (tax disc), MOT or GVT (Goods Vehicle Test) where applicable.


2.11 It is illegal to display a registration mark on a vehicle that is different from the registration listed on the vehicles V5c Registration document (Log book).


2.12 Retention Period: All registration marks purchased from us are held on retention by Talking Plates Ltd. You the buyer will then have until the expiration date on the V750 form to (a) assign the registration mark to a vehicle, or, (b) extend the Retention Period for the current DVLA fee of £80 for 10 years which is payable by you. Talking Plates Ltd does not issue any renewal or reminder notice for a retention period that is due to expire, however a renewal notice will be sent by the DVLA to the registered Nominee. Talking Plates Ltd accept no responsiblity or liability for any registration mark purchased from us where the retention period has been allowed to lapse.


2.13 DVLA Approval: All UK Registration Marks sold by us, including all transfers, are subject to DVLA approval, and remain so at all times, even after purchase. Once the purchase of a registration mark supplied by us has been approved by the DVLA, Talking Plates Ltd will be deemed free from any liabilities regarding the registration mark in question. Please note: All registration numbers are owned by the Secretary of State and are allocated to vehicles (and may be withdrawn) as part of the process of registering and taxing vehicles.


2.14 Displaying registration numbers: Registration numbers must be correctly displayed in line with the law. You must go to a Registered Number Plate Supplier (RNPS) to get a number plate. If you do not keep to the law relating to the style, size and spacing of letters and numbers on number plates, you could be fined up to £1000 (No points offence) and the registration number may be permanently withdrawn from use.

2.15 Disclaimer: Talking Plates Ltd do not accept any liability for any prosecutions or convictions that result from a registration mark purchased from us. It is the registered keeper of the vehicle's responsibility to ensure that the vehicle complies with all UK traffic laws at all times.