This may be something really simple and i'm worrying for nothing but, I've just bought a mint condition 3dr mk4 from a friend as he couldnt afford to run it and so its been off the road SORN for 1 year.
When it came to the paperwork, he'd lost the log book but managed to keep the new keeper suppliment but that had been stamped by the DVLA when he got a new numberplate and so, after a trip to the DVLA offices near me, they said the only way i could tax it is to fill in a form and order a new log book then wait.
I phoned the DVLA on monday and they said they were doing security checks on the car and if it passes, I could expect the log book in 2 weeks time...
I ordered this just before christmas but the questions I'm asking is, what are these security checks and, as the previous owner, who is a mate but doesnt live at the previous address he registered the car to any longer....if they dont hear back from the previous owner at all, will that mean I will never be able to get the log book through??