Returning from London with car Insurance problem

Discussion in 'Insurance not covered in other forums' started by KiaRio, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. KiaRio

    KiaRio New Member

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    Hi , i am new on this site. My sister visits her daughter in Ireland three or four times each from London. Because of her age 78 years,full driving license there is problems with insurance etc,
    My question is can she buy a cheap car in London, insure it and tax it in the UK and leave it in Ireland in between trips. Would be great if someone could shed some light on this.
    Regards KiaRio
     
  2. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Please edit the title of your post immediately. Any replies to threads with vague titles are deleted.

    Brendan
     
  3. vandriver

    vandriver Frequent Poster

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    There is a question on the proposal about where the car is normally kept.This would presumably be your stumbling block.
    However,Enterprise don't have an age restriction on car hire,so could be an option.
     
  4. TLO

    TLO Frequent Poster

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    Also bear in mind that UK and other foreign registered cars must be re-registered in Ireland if they stay after 12 months. This means getting Irish number plates, paying VRT, etc., in other words, hassle.

    Might be simpler to buy a cheap car in Ireland, insure it in the daughter's name but with the mother named on the policy, or see if open driving insurance could be obtained.
     
  5. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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    Age 70/75 is the cut-off point I've seen on open-drive policies.
     
  6. KiaRio

    KiaRio New Member

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    i thought that might be the best idea but it will be expensive.
     
  7. Ravima

    Ravima Frequent Poster

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    could she hire a car here?