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UK: if I buy a bus for my own use do I need a PSV license ?

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    2 months ago

    no......................

  • 2 months ago

    Not if you don't use the vehicle for hire or reward. 

  • 2 months ago

    For anything much over a Minibus (transit van style) you need a C1 licence.

    That's down to the vehicle weight - anything over 3.5 tons, regardless of type.

    Anything 7.5 tons or more and you need a Class C.

    That is, unless you passed your test before 1st January 1997; if you did, you are OK for vehicles up to 8.25 tons without an extra test.

    For a passenger-carrying bus, it would be D1 or D respectively.

    See www.gov.uk/driving-motorhome

  • 2 months ago

    Maybe, maybe not.  It seems a complicated question.  This link suggests you do need one:

    https://www.cetransportlaw.com/post/do-i-need-a-pc...

    But this one suggests not, but an HGV licence might be needed if over 7.5 tonnes.

    https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/thinking-...

    Check your licence to see what categories are on it.

    https://www.passmefast.co.uk/what-vehicles-can-you...

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  • 2 months ago

    No, only if you are carrying fare-paying passengers.

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