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Can I still drive my van if it's a Cat S write off?

I was recently hit from the rear in my van and the engineer deemed it a Cat S write off. I have since bought the van back as all it needs is some minor metal work, a rear bumper and back doors. It says online that I have to re-register with the DVLA. Is this true? Also is my insurance cancelled after 30 days of my van being written?

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If the accident was not your fault, then your insurance policy should continue. If the car is a Cat S, you need to send the V5C to the insurer and reapply for a free replacement using the V62 form. This is done so an S marker can be put on the V5C.
www.gov.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles/insur...s.
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