Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions apply to all business transactions carried out by Plate Trader Ltd (Company No: 10245596), hereinafter referred to as the 'Company'.

The individual purchasing a product or service on this website with the Company is hereinafter referred to as the 'Purchaser'.

Your statutory rights are not affected.

It is the sole responsibility of the Purchaser to ensure that all the correct details are entered onto Company Internet forms and submitted or given to the Company's representative at the time of purchase.

In no circumstances shall the Company be made responsible for any failed purchases or disappointments. The Company's liability is strictly limited to a full refund only and no claims for damages; interest on monies paid or any other expenses shall be entertained.

In the event that the Company is unable to submit an advert onto the website or provide a number plate valuation, and provided that the Purchaser is not responsible for the failure, the Company will refund payment in full.

Whilst every attempt is made to ensure the fastest possible service, the Company cannot guarantee any specific time period for any of its services.

The Company cannot accept responsibility for delays or errors caused by electronic mail, speed of internet connection, software compatibilities any unforeseen circumstances or any failure or delay on the part of the purchaser.

The Company reserves the right to amend its fees at any time and without notice.

By continuing to use the Company's website you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions.

Advertising terms

You may amend any details of your advert(s) once submitted except the registration itself. If you need to amend the registration due to error please contact us.

Registration numbers must be displayed correctly. To mis-space or mis-represent your letters and numbers in any way is an offence under the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971. Subsequently, all registration marks advertised by the Company should be spaced legally and correctly on their advert and are advertised on the understanding that they will be displayed in accordance with Section 17 of the Road Vehicles Regulations Act 1971.

The Purchaser agrees to comply with the DVLA 'Cherished Transfer Scheme'.

Registration numbers cannot be used to make vehicles look younger than they actually are, for example, 'T' prefix marks can only be assigned to vehicles first registered as new on or after the 1st of August, 1999.

It is illegal to display a new registration mark before the transfer is completed by The Department of Transport.

Any Registration Marks supplied on a certificate will need to be transferred to a vehicle by the expiry date on the certificate; this will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Certificates of Entitlement or Retention Documents can be extended via the DVLA retention scheme.

It is the sole responsibility of the Purchaser to ensure that the correct details are submitted when advertising a registration mark online. The Company cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or errors.

By submitting details of a registration number for sale, the purchaser indicates ownership of the registration number and their entitlement to sell that registration number. Also, by requesting a valuation for a number plate, the purchased indicates that they either own the registration number, or have express permission from the owner to request a formal valuation. If this is not the case, the Company cannot be held responsible for fraudulent activity, deliberate misuse of this service or human error.

It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to advise us to remove any advert. The Company offers infinite advertising and unless otherwise indicated your advert will remain published on the website.

The Company offers free trials with most advertisements. If The Purchaser chooses to cancel or remove their advertisement within their free trial period, The Company will not charge any fees. If The Purchaser continues to advertise after the trial period, they will be charged advertising fees in respect of the plan that they selected. 

The Company only offers one free trial per customer/registration. If The Purchaser chooses to place more than one advertisement or chooses to re-advertise a registration that has previously been advertised with us,  no free trial will be given and their subscription will begin immediately. 

The Purchaser can cancel or remove an advert from Plate-Trader at any time. To remove or cancel an advert The Purchaser must log in to their account, and click the 'Remove' link next to the advert. Alternatively, the Purchaser can contact us and we can cancel their advertisement for them.

Cancelling an advert removes it from the Company database and automatically cancels the subscription which ensures that no further payments will be made to the Company.

In cases where we are unable to charge the Purchasers card for their advertising three consecutive times, their advertisement will be removed with immediate effect.

No pro rata or partial refunds will be given for adverts cancelled part-way through a billing period.

The Company reserves the right to amend or remove any advert which does not comply with these terms & conditions without notice. No refund or partial refund will be permitted should your advert be removed as a result of breaching these terms and conditions.

Your personal details

Your email address will be used to allow potential buyers to contact you.

If you create an account on our website, we will also add your email address to our mailing list. The Company does not share your information with any third parties.  

Number plate valuations

Number plate valuations carried out by the Company, are strictly based on the opinion of the Company after carrying out the research outlined on the website, which can include requesting number plate valuations on your behalf from other sources.

Our valuations cannot be used for insurance, legal or probate purposes - to obtain a full certificated valuation which can be used by insurance companies, the legal and accountancy profession and Customs and Excise please visit the Cherished Number Dealers Association website. Prices for CNDA valuations start from £50 (+ VAT).

The valuation we provide is a current market assessment of the plate’s value on the basis it qualifies for the cherished transfer scheme. We are not able to qualify if the plate can be transferred and thus accept no responsibility for valuing a plate which is subsequently deemed to not comply.

Physical number plates

The Company manufactures both UK road legal and 'show' plates. Show plates are manufactured and supplied for 'off road' use only (e.g. to be used at rally days, car shows, exhibitions, for use on private land where the law does not apply etc.).

Due to stringent restrictions of trade placed upon the Company by the DVLA, documents will need to be provided in order for us to manufacture road legal plates. A full list of documents required can be found here.

All show plates are sold to the purchaser on the basis of being for show use only and the purchaser may risk prosecution if the registration plates are used on the UK highway. Registration numbers must be displayed correctly. To mis-space or mis-represent your letters and numbers in any way is an offence under the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971.


We will deliver the Products ordered by you to the address listed on your Paypal account. If this address is not correct, we will not be held liable for any items which have not been received.

You may specify a different delivery address, if, for example, you would like us to deliver your goods directly to a friend, a relative, or to your place of work. Please contact us to arrange this.

We do not deliver outside of the UK.

Delivery will be made as soon as possible via Hermes. Your goods will normally arrive within 3 working days and whilst we make every effort to deliver goods within this timescale, on occasion due to unforeseen circumstances we cannot always guarantee delivery in said time, or accept liability for deliveries made outside this timescale. We cannot accept liability for out of pocket expenses or other costs incurred due to failed or delayed deliveries.

Some postal addresses in Northern Ireland, some offshore islands and some remote areas of Great Britain may not be covered by our normal delivery services and so we may have to contact you to advise you of extra postal charges.

If the product(s) you have ordered do not arrive within 28 days of placing the order the Company accepts no liability unless you have contacted us via email within this period.

In the event that we produce an item for you and it is subsequently returned as undelivered, we reserve the right to charge an administrative fee up to 100% of the sales price of the product.

Order cancellations

In order to provide a fast service, our products are often sent for immediate production. Please check your order on screen and check your confirmation email carefully as due to the bespoke nature of our products, we cannot provide refunds once production has started.

We reserve the right to cancel your order at any time and issue a full refund.

The provisions of this clause do not affect your statutory rights.

Returns and exchange

As the items we produce are bespoke and custom made specifically for you, we are unable to accept returns for any reason other than if an error has been made on our part, or the items are defective. If this is the case, we will happily refund the full value of the items. Please contact us for our returns address.

The items must be returned in the condition in which you received them within 30 days of delivery.


Payment for all of our services can be made using all major credit or debit cards. Other payment methods are accepted, if you wish to use another payment method, please contact us.


The Company respects Intellectual Property Rights. All trademarks, images and logos are properties of their respective owners. The Company is in no way affiliated with any of the logos and trademarks featured on this site. It is neither our intention to pass ourselves off as being associated with any of them. If you are the owner of a logo that appears on this site and take exception to seeing it here, please contact us right away for its immediate removal. After we have confirmed that the request is genuine, we are happy to remove the logo without delay.


No verbal conditions or guarantees expressed or implied shall have effect on these terms and conditions unless written and initialed by one of the Directors of the Company.

If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected, impaired or invalidated.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties in respect of the purchase.

This agreement shall be governed and constructed in accordance with English Law each party thereto submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.


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