They don't live here!

United Kingdom
January 31, 2009 2:48am CST
Since moving about 6 months ago, we have informed a number of companies that the previous tenants don't live here and, as we never knew them and they had gone 6 months before we moved in, we don't know who or where they are. However, some companies have insisted that they "know" these people live here, others have finally accepted that they don't but still keep sending us letters asking us for information about where they are. This morning, I had 3 letters addressed to 3 different people, none of whom actually live here. So, what I would like to know is, rather than me getting in touch with each company separately to tell them to stop sending other people's mail here, is there a simple way in which I could get the whole lot stopped in one go?
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7 responses
• Canada
2 Feb 09
From all the responses I see the suggestions have not worked. I usually put moved on the mail and send it back. But if I had the problem your having I would write moved with a fake address and send it back LOL That way the company would update their address and it may not even be a real address LOL
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• United Kingdom
3 Feb 09
I did think about that but if I made up an address and it turned out to be real, I would feel bad about someone else getting all the grief!
• Canada
3 Feb 09
LOL there ya go that's an Idea. Or you could try looking up an address in your city but with a different city and see if there is anything at that place lol like the online phone books
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Ohh....I guess the best way here is to write some note in the envelope informing the sender that those people are no longer living in that address!
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• United Kingdom
1 Feb 09
I though that but it doesn't work! I've sent notes to say I never even knew these people and still get letters asking me for a forwarding address!
@nannacroc (4049)
31 Jan 09
The only thing I can think of is just to write 'not known at this address' on the envelope and put them back in the post box. Maybe they will eventually get the message.
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• United Kingdom
1 Feb 09
I keep doing that but they still send stuff, including one which said something about that they had "confirmed" that the person still lived here!
@Esbatty (58)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Have you attempted talking to a supervisor or the post master of your local Post Office to make them aware the former tenants of your location are still receiving mail and didn't give forwarding addresses to these companies? I'm sure they could help you out, but it'd take an inperson visit and a sampling of the unwanted mail.
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• United Kingdom
1 Feb 09
I think that is going to be my best option. I didn't know if there was an easier way! Thank you.
• United States
20 Sep 15
we get that sometimes.my family's owned this house 110 years. WHAT previous tenants? it was a nice try on their part tho..
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Jan 09
We live in an apartment and have been here almost 3 years and we still get mail for the previous tenants. I simply mark it "Does Not Live Here" and send it back. I've also talked to the mail carrier. We don't get it very often anymore so at least it's slowing down. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
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• United States
27 Sep 15
That's a very common occurance when you rent. I woudn't contact any of the companies at all. in the US we can leave a note on the letter saying moved return to sender and the postal carrier will pick the mail back up when they deliver yours. I think you opened a can of worms by contacting these companies.