Hi all, I have a condundrum perculiar to France and hope that someone out there can assist with the legal answer.
I brought with me from Uk, a box trailer which of course needs no registration in UK or in France if towed behind a UK registered car. It is over the 500Kg limit and braked, so for a French car to tow it would need a carte grise, certificate of conformity and controle technique but that is not a problem for me as I have not yet changed my car over.
Now I have no further use for the trailer here, I stuck AV on it and I have had a lot of interest. Last night a local french man offered to buy it. He asked about the carte grise and I explained that there isn't one as it isn't necessary in UK and I also told hime it was impossible to obtain a certificate as the manufacturer has ecased to exist. This did not seem to faze him and we agreed a price and we signed a 'contract'.
My question is, can I legally sell it without a carte grise knowing that if he intends to tow it, he would need a carte grise. Now I know some departments can issue carte grise without certificates, just an inspection, but where do I stand as a vendor if he can't obtain registration? I don't want him coming back in 3 months with the trailer saying he can't register it. I would rather take it back to Uk and sell it.
A couple of years ago I did sell a UK caravan without knowing the legal requirements but that was to a UK couple so a little different.
Just don't want to fall foul of regulations as of course ' ignorance of the law is no excuse'