There’s a requirement for an Individual to change the name of ownership on a car grant of a deceased person, in accordance with Road Transport Department (JPJ) regulations.
According to the regulation, it is required if the car of that deceased person has become a daily car for the current driver, for example the next of kin or spouse of the deceased and new owner who bought the car from a deceased person. With the name change or transfer of ownership from deceased to the living, the required road tax renewal is then possible. Under JPJ ruling, expired toad tax is an offense.
Forms required for changing name on car grant:
With these documents at hand, the new owner needs to be present at any JPJ branch to complete the transfer of ownership or name change procedure.
Please be reminded that name change on car grant or renewal of road tax can only be fulfilled six months after the death of the deceased by the next of kin or new owner. Upon issuance of the new grant with new owner’s name, the owner would be required to renew the car’s road tax on the spot. There’s a six-month window to perform this renewal or transfer of ownership. After the six months period, no renewals or updates are allowed, therefore the new owner needs to complete this name change requirement within the six months after the death of the deceased.
For third-party or a person who bought the car of the deceased, who’d just passed away before completing the transfer of ownership. In this case, the individual involved should discuss with the descendant or next of kin of the deceased. The right course of action is to transfer name of ownership from the deceased to the next of kin. From there, a name transfer has to be done from next of kin to the new owner. The same ruling applies, as above, for the name change or ownership transfer.
Who claims the rights to the car of the deceased
If there’s a will governed by a legal procedure, then the process should be quite straight forward. If there’s none, then the individual can apply for the rights at Harta Pusaka Kecil or Pejabat Tanah office.