What is a buyer’s/seller’s contract?
A buyer’s/seller’s contract is, like the name suggests, essentially a car sale receipt. It proves you’ve sold a specific vehicle for a certain price to a named person on a particular date.
The contract should always include the words ‘sold as seen, tried and approved without guarantee’. But bear in mind that this wording doesn’t affect the legal rights of the buyer. This means that the vehicle must match its description and be roadworthy. There are no grey areas in UK law – it is illegal to sell a car in an unroadworthy condition to anyone.
If you’re selling a used car privately, then you should print off two copies of the car seller’s contract. One is for you. The other one is for the buyer.
Both copies of the buyer’s/seller’s contract need to be completed and signed in person by the two parties. Each of you should then keep safe a copy of this document as a car sale receipt.