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    • oozle1989
    • By oozle1989 4th Oct 17, 11:40 AM
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    Still receiving post for previous house owners
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:40 AM
    Still receiving post for previous house owners 4th Oct 17 at 11:40 AM
    We bought our first house in June last year and are still regularly getting post through addressed to the previous owners. Most of it seems unimportant e.g. leaflets, typical junk mail but other items seem a bit more official, e.g. things from HMRC. Although I’ve not opened any of the post to check (it seems a bit intrusive?), I believe the man owned his own business and I’m pretty sure some of the post has been things like invoices.

    I don’t have any contact details for them so I can’t let them know.

    Am I under any obligation to do anything? Or is it suffice to expect that after 15 months they should have got all of their address details updated by now?
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    • caronoel
    • By caronoel 6th Oct 17, 1:48 PM
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    I'd just close the door in their face.
    Originally posted by rtho782

    And they will keep calling around to hassle you.

    Write to them (don't call) along the lines of....

    I am the new occupier, and do not have contact details for any previous occupants. Please do not send any further correspondence to me on this matter or I shall view it as harassment and pass the matter on to my solicitor.


    That approach has worked for me in the past
    • rtho782
    • By rtho782 6th Oct 17, 7:55 PM
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    And they will keep calling around to hassle you.

    Write to them (don't call) along the lines of....

    I am the new occupier, and do not have contact details for any previous occupants. Please do not send any further correspondence to me on this matter or I shall view it as harassment and pass the matter on to my solicitor.


    That approach has worked for me in the past
    Originally posted by caronoel
    I'm fine with them visiting me now and again to have the door closed in their face, it costs them money each time and means they are not harassing other people.

    Though it's hypothetical to me, as I haven't had debt collectors visit!
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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 7th Oct 17, 2:33 PM
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    Why would I make the job of these bottom feeders any easier. I would not help them. I have nothing to "prove", they should be proving I am who they are looking for not the opposite.

    I'd just close the door in their face.
    Originally posted by rtho782
    We wouldn't need them if people paid their debts.
    • rtho782
    • By rtho782 7th Oct 17, 8:36 PM
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    We wouldn't need them if people paid their debts.
    Originally posted by parkrunner
    Court appointed Bailiffs and Debt Collectors are not the same thing.

    Debt Collectors are wasters that do nothing but load up random charges, reducing the likelihood of full repayment.
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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 8th Oct 17, 12:21 PM
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    Court appointed Bailiffs and Debt Collectors are not the same thing.

    Debt Collectors are wasters that do nothing but load up random charges, reducing the likelihood of full repayment.
    Originally posted by rtho782
    The discussion was about bailiffs. As for debt collectors they save a lot of people from the baillifs. Of course there can be good and bad on both sides.
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