March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
When letting a property in Greater Manchester, we always remove mail addressed to previous tenants. We let them know that there is mail to be collected at our office, if we still have current contact details. Or we can forward it if we have an address. Uncollected mail is always returned to sender.
New tenants are asked when they move in to mark any mail that is not theirs ‘not known at this address’ and return it to sender. I’m sure most people are honourable. However, we are all well aware, there are a few that are happy to steal identities.
What can be done to prevent this.
Notify all banks, building societies, utility suppliers, magazine subscriptions etc., that you have moved. Alternatively pay for your mail to be redirected by the post office for a few months to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.