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Old 21-02-2008, 17:23
Mort Rainey
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Moved into our new house in December and the people who used to live here left us a note to ask us to drop their mail off to them at their new address.

I assumed it would only be for a few days before they got a re-direction sorted out but now, over two months later we are still recieving all their mail.

I've stopped dropping it round but she turns up every couple of weeks to pick it up. She reckons she's informed people of her new address but I don't believe her.

I changed all my own addresses over ok.

I get the impression that where they have moved to is only temporary and they are probably trying to save money on a redirection but I'm getting a bit peed off with it now.

It's not just a couple of letters, it's about 2 or 3 every day, they get more than I do!

Have I got the right to bin their mail or put it back in the mail box marked "not known at this address"?

Don't like to be nasty about it, it's only a trivial matter, but I don't see why I should act as their free Post Office Box.
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Old 21-02-2008, 17:25
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Have I got the right to bin their mail or put it back in the mail box marked "not known at this address"?
That's the best thing you can do. Your postie will then 'kill off' the mail. It's postie speak for returning it to sender.

They'll soon get the message!

They probably don't want to pay the re-direction fee's with royal mail.
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Old 21-02-2008, 17:26
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They asked you to drop it round to their new address?!

Just bin it or send it back.
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Old 21-02-2008, 17:27
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You'd have thought if they had notifed people then the amounts of mail they are receiving at your house would have started to decline. Start returning a few bits not known at this address so the amount she picks up starts to dwindle. You can then increase this over a few weeks - that way she might start to get the message!

Don't bin the mail as tempting as it might be.
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Old 21-02-2008, 17:34
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It's not as if it's even junk mail. It looks like it's important stuff. Inland Revenue stuff and wage slips.

I have repeatedly told her (well..twice at least) to notify everyone of her change of address and she just says she already has and has no idea why it's still coming to me!

I think I will start putting it back in the mail box.

Thanks.
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Old 21-02-2008, 18:08
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The people who used to live in our house re-directed their mail for a year with Royal Mail - after the year was up, we got an avalanche of junk mail and catalogues for them I put all of them back in the mailbox with 'return to sender' on them, but it took at least another 6 months of doing this before the companies themselves stopped sending stuff out. Now, if anything does come for them, I just stick it in the bin. As far as I'm concerned, I've done my bit...
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Old 21-02-2008, 18:28
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Moved into our new house in December and the people who used to live here left us a note to ask us to drop their mail off to them at their new address.

I assumed it would only be for a few days before they got a re-direction sorted out but now, over two months later we are still recieving all their mail.

I've stopped dropping it round but she turns up every couple of weeks to pick it up. She reckons she's informed people of her new address but I don't believe her.

I changed all my own addresses over ok.

I get the impression that where they have moved to is only temporary and they are probably trying to save money on a redirection but I'm getting a bit peed off with it now.

It's not just a couple of letters, it's about 2 or 3 every day, they get more than I do!

Have I got the right to bin their mail or put it back in the mail box marked "not known at this address"?

Don't like to be nasty about it, it's only a trivial matter, but I don't see why I should act as their free Post Office Box.
.. You could put their new address on the envelopewrite "Please foward" and drop it in the post box.. save her, keep coming round.

You are within your rights to put "Not known, return to sender" on it..
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Old 21-02-2008, 18:39
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I get post for the family in the next block. We share the same number, but the name of her block is different. I take it over to her and always make a point of knocking on her door to hand it to her. She even had the cheek to ask me to 'just drop it through her letterbox in future'
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Old 21-02-2008, 18:40
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.. You could put their new address on the envelopewrite "Please foward" and drop it in the post box.. save her, keep coming round.

You are within your rights to put "Not known, return to sender" on it..
Will she have to pay extra postage on that? that might give her the kick up the backside she needs.

I really want her to change her address with her correspondants so that they stop sending it here.

Whatever I do i want her to be aware that I'm not putting up with it any more.

Like I said, I don't want to be nasty about it, she's a nice enough woman, just getting fed up with mail coming every day and her just assuming I'm ok to save it all up for her to save her a buck.
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:10
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When you get your mail redirected at the post office, as I have just done, you get a receipt. If she has done it on line she must have some proof that she did it. I would suggest she takes the matter up with Royal Mail very smartly. That might call her bluff if she hasn't actually made an effort to have it re-directed. What a flamin' cheek.
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:17
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It sounds to me that she has not had her mail redirected.

There are circumstances where redirected mail falls through the net but that is rare.

A lot of mail to me would suggest laziness.

Two months is plenty of time to sort her affairs out especially the important ones like tax.

I get mail for previous occupants and I have lived here for 7 years.

I would return to sender.
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:22
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When you get your mail redirected at the post office, as I have just done, you get a receipt. If she has done it on line she must have some proof that she did it. I would suggest she takes the matter up with Royal Mail very smartly. That might call her bluff if she hasn't actually made an effort to have it re-directed. What a flamin' cheek.
No, she definitely hasn't got a re direction. They send a letter to your old address (sometimes not displaying the new address, but they always do it for security reasons so I would know if she'd done that)

I have had a redirection set up from my old address since we moved and have even contacted some of the junk mail companies to have my name removed from their mailing lists to spare the new owners from an avalanche of junk mail like someone said earlier (not that they take much notice of course). All my correspondants now write to me at my new address.

She actually expects me to believe that she has changed her address with her correspondants (which is absolute rubbish) and that after two months they still haven't changed her details. I'm even getting mail from her doctors surgery and her kids schools!
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:27
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It sounds to me that she has not had her mail redirected.

There are circumstances where redirected mail falls through the net but that is rare.

A lot of mail to me would suggest laziness.

Two months is plenty of time to sort her affairs out especially the important ones like tax.

I get mail for previous occupants and I have lived here for 7 years.

I would return to sender.

She must be very trusting too.

I would just assume that if I did not re-direct my correspondence that I would miss out on important information which had been sent to me. I would never trust someone else to forward on my mail except the Post Office.

She might get a win on the premium bonds and I might accidently lose the letter or the cheque!

Good job I'm honest.
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:27
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I would be a bit suspicious. It sounds as though they haven't informed the necessary authorities (eg Inland Revenue) of their new address and I would wonder why. There are those who try to hang on to their old addresses for credit purposes and that could affect YOUR credit history. I'd hang on to the mail and confront them when I next saw them or just mark NOT KNOWN AT THIS ADDRESS and shove in the post box for it to be returned to sender.
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Old 21-02-2008, 19:30
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I would be a bit suspicious. It sounds as though they haven't informed the necessary authorities (eg Inland Revenue) of their new address and I would wonder why. There are those who try to hang on to their old addresses for credit purposes and that could affect YOUR credit history. I'd hang on to the mail and confront them when I next saw them or just mark NOT KNOWN AT THIS ADDRESS and shove in the post box for it to be returned to sender.
I must admit that had crossed my mind too.

I think I will put it all back in the post box tomorrow and when she comes for it I'll just tell her we haven't got any..
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Old 21-02-2008, 20:47
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I've just arranged redirection for a year costs about 40.
You've done all you can and been more than accommodating.
Just write "Not known at this address" across the mail and stick it in the post box then leave it to the post office to sort (sic).
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Old 21-02-2008, 20:54
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I'll just tell her we haven't got any..
Actually, that in itself is a good idea. If she has seriously tried to redirect the mail, then she'll either have to assume it's on her way to her place, or be confused that she has none and have to take it up with the PO. If she hasn't tried to redirect the mail she will be very surprised you have none for her...
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