05/2018 - The latest Registration Certificates appear to have fallen victim to GDPR (?). A new keeper of a vehicle will receive a V5C displaying their name at Section 1 'Registered Keeper' but at Section 2 where previously 'The Previous Registered Keeper' details were printed, they will now be presneted:
Never mind that the previous keeper could well be the vendor, that you may need to contact this person and the information is on a document held privately i.e. not on public display, it appears the info’ is now considered sacrosanct. Let’s hope the DVLA reviews its release of keeper information to enable prompt and painless release of the record which has to date often proved a quick means to verify an account and resolve a claim.