So I recently sold my car, and the buyer claims I declared the wrong sale date.
I sold it yesterday, 29th of July, but the buyer claims I declared it incorrectly as "27th July". I find that hard to believe due to these 2 reasons:
- We filled up both parts of the forms (buyer and seller) while sitting together in the car and double checked everything
- I went to Service NSW in person straight away, saying I sold my car today, they processed the notice and confirmed that the car is no longer in my name, and assured that all toll notices and fines will be going to the buyer, and not me anymore (verbally).
The buyer was overall pushy and rushing, and had MASSIVE hesitations in paying me in cash, besides the fact that the car is less than $2000 final price. Excuses ranged from bank ATMs not allowing to withdraw more than $1000 (it's $2000 AFAIK), to me having "trust issues" etc. In the end he withdrew the cash and and paid the sum in cash without a problem lol.
Also, he was very hesitant to go together with me to Service NSW so we could submit the notices together, besides the fact that it was like less than 10 minutes away by foot. He insisted he would do it online. He now also insists that declaring 27th July as sale date would be an illegal lie and he or me could go to jail if he did that(???)
Now, the problem is, Service NSW did not provide any paper or email receipts, so I have no written proof that the car has been sold "100% successfully". Would a PPSR check show this?
Planning to call Service NSW tomorrow or Monday, or visit in person tomorrow to confirm what the hell is going on. What should I do?
EDIT: Meant to say JULY, not
AUGUST. The sale happened yesterday. Thanks JimmyF.
UPDATE: So I went to Service NSW, who, to my surprise say that the date of disposal is actually 27th of August. I say that it is incorrect and that the new owner refuses to "lie" and select 27th of August as date of disposal. At this point, they are asking me to fill up another Notice of Disposal with 100% correct details… problem is, I don't have the buyer's license number and his address (YES I KNOW, ULTIMATE EMPTY-BRAIN "BRUH" MOMENT), I text and call the buyer, they are not answering. I decide to go full "Karen mode" and demand the original Notice of Disposal, which they should still have as I submitted it only 2 days ago. They finally agree and go looking for them. As I am waiting, the buyer messages me his needed details! Fantastic! A few minutes later, the Service NSW representative comes back with my original notice.
It clearly says "29 7 2021". The only way this mistake has happened, is because of Service NSW's fault. I don't think there is a scientific explanation how my 9 can be considered a 7, when there is a 7 nearby to compare!
After a few apologies from them, I am just glad this nightmare is over, they say they have already fixed their mistake and the new owner shouldn't have any problems transferring now. Though, again, they don't give any receipts, or written confirmation on paper or to email, saying they can't do it as the process is "only internal"… Yeah ok.
Note to self: take photos of the Notice of Disposal every time, because Service NSW doesn't give any written confirmation and if shit goes wrong, it is your only proof of sale you have.