How to sell a car of a deceased person

We understand that selling the car of a relative or a friend who has passed away can be stressful and upsetting. We aim to provide a hassle-free service during this difficult time.

How to sell a car of a deceased person

We understand that selling the car of a relative or a friend who has passed away can be stressful and upsetting. We aim to provide a hassle-free service during this difficult time. Just follow these five simple steps:

Step one: accept your free car valuation

Enter the vehicle details into our website to receive an instant online valuation, and, if you're happy with the valuation quoted, you can click the 'accept valuation' button.

Step two: book your appointment

After you have accepted the online valuation a member of our customer services team will contact you to arrange an appointment. We offer appointments 7 days a week to ensure a time that is convenient for you.

Step three: the appointment

One of our friendly and knowledgeable vehicle purchasers will arrive at your home or workplace to inspect the vehicle and take it for a short test drive.

Step four: the sale

You will be offered a final price for the vehicle based on the condition assessed during the inspection. You're under no obligation to sell the car to us, however if you are happy with the offer, you will receive instant payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Step five: the collection

Our vehicle purchaser will take away all the vehicle documents and the keys and then our transportation team aims to collect the vehicle within 5 working days. Please note that you do not need to be present for vehicle collection.

What documents do I need to sell a deceased person's car to WeWantAnyCar?

  • The death certificate of the vehicle owner.
  • Legal proof of your entitlement to sell the vehicle on behalf of the deceased's Estate (this could be part of the will where you are named or on a solicitor's letter showing your entitlement to deal with the proceeds of the Estate.) Please note that the vehicle does not need to be in your name for us to purchase it.
  • If there is more than one executor of the will, we require all named executors to be present during the appointment, with required personal proofs of identification.

Should you need any further guidance on how to sell a deceased person's vehicle please contact us, or visit the Government wills, probate and inheritance page for more information.

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