October 8, 2020
The government has slashed the time it takes to receive a duplicate log book, also known as the V5 or V5C, from six weeks to just five days.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) recently launched an online service that allows you to get a replacement V5 in under a week instead of the previous six week timeframe.
Every year the DVLA issues around 500,00 duplicate log books when they are either lost or damaged, and they currently charge £25 for a replacement book to be sent out.
This is the second service to be moved online by the DVLA in the past few months, with the ability to update the driver’s address having moved online in June. This is a free service, as all details on your V5 must be correct. This service has been used over 300,000 times since it launched.
You can still apply for both of these services via the post, but this will take longer.
If you are leasing a vehicle you will not need to worry about the log book as the funder will be the registered owner and keeper. However, if your car is a company owned vehicle or your own vehicle that you receive a car allowance for you will need to make sure that the details are up to date.