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Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 3:33 PM
       Why do they do this? (by Jason [VA]) Sep 16, 2020 3:53 PM
       Why do they do this? (by WMH [NC]) Sep 16, 2020 4:03 PM
       Why do they do this? (by NE [PA]) Sep 16, 2020 4:08 PM
       Why do they do this? (by MYOB [GA]) Sep 16, 2020 4:27 PM
       Why do they do this? (by JKJ [MA]) Sep 16, 2020 4:50 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 5:28 PM
       Why do they do this? (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 16, 2020 5:31 PM
       Why do they do this? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 16, 2020 5:31 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 5:38 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 5:38 PM
       Why do they do this? (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 16, 2020 5:44 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 5:48 PM
       Why do they do this? (by Renne [TX]) Sep 16, 2020 8:06 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 9:25 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 9:25 PM
       Why do they do this? (by GKARL [PA]) Sep 16, 2020 9:27 PM
       Why do they do this? (by Nicole [PA]) Sep 16, 2020 11:03 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 17, 2020 8:14 AM
       Why do they do this? (by Ken [NY]) Sep 17, 2020 8:32 AM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 17, 2020 8:42 AM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 17, 2020 8:42 AM
       Why do they do this? (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 17, 2020 11:03 AM
       Why do they do this? (by Vee [OH]) Sep 17, 2020 2:37 PM
       Why do they do this? (by Deanna [TX]) Sep 17, 2020 10:53 PM
       Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Sep 18, 2020 8:04 AM

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Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 3:33 PM
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Just got a text from tenant who's been gone nine months...she never had her mail forwarded with the P.O. and now wants to know if I got an urgent letter for her at my rental? I would help her but it is in a locked mailbox controlled by the P.O. and I don't have a key. It would mean going to the P.O. and presenting a house deed, I suppose, to get the key.

I know some of them do this because they are dodging bill collectors but even then I still don't get it? Every time I've moved in my life getting the mail forwarded has been one of my main priorities.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 3:53 PM
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She wouldn't even get a reply from me. --73.177.xxx.xx




Why do they do this? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 4:03 PM
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No longer at this address. No reply. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 4:08 PM
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I wouldn't answer either. --70.44.xxx.xx




Why do they do this? (by MYOB [GA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 4:27 PM
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DO YOU HAVE ANY LEGAL PAPERS THAT NEED TO BE SERVED TO HER?

If yes get her forwarding address and have her served. Other wise -- WHAT WAS YOUR NAME? OH i DON'T REMEMBER YOU LIVING THERE? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 4:50 PM
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I’d ignore her also. --70.20.xx.xx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:28 PM
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Before I posted on here I told her I'd look for the key...

She wants me to give her mail to the drugged out next door neighbors (the ones I've posted about who caused a lot of headaches for me). I don't like the situation. Some of her mail could get stolen and then I might be blamed.

I'm just going to tell her I couldn't locate the key. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:31 PM
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well, you did tell her you would look for it. so look in the fridge and if not there tell her you looked for it but didn’t find. if it is the fridge then you on your own for advice... --72.180.xx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:31 PM
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J,

I assume she is desperate for this letter and trying every angle to find it.

Out of courtesy I would respond with a simple text stating I do not have access to the locked mailbox and suggest she submit a change of address online with USPS.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:38 PM
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Yes, I'm going to advise her to speak to the USPS. I don't want to get involved any further than that.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:38 PM
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Yes, I'm going to advise her to speak to the USPS. I don't want to get involved any further than that.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:44 PM
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So, she didn't want to give you her current address but you know now that the neighbors know.

Did she owe you any money?

Now would be a good time to get her current address and serve her.

I love it when a plan comes together. --73.120.xx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 5:48 PM
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I have her current address, I mailed the deposit to them there. It's in a different county about an hour drive from here. They don't owe me any money.

I don't know why she would want me to give that mail to the neighbors. She said she keeps in touch with them but it still seems odd. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Renne [TX]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 8:06 PM
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J,

You are very wise to be wary about handing a former Resident’s mail over to someone else. Our policy is once a Resident leaves, we collect mail and write “Return to sender – No Longer at this address” on each and every piece of mail.

Additionally, to hopefully encourage departing Residents to have their mail forwarded, we include a Forwarding Address kit from the post office and require proof that this paperwork was handled. If we do not receive proof that this paperwork was handled, we include in our lease a $45.00 fee to help compensate us for the all the extra work.

All the best!

Renne

--96.8.xxx.xx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 9:25 PM
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Thanks Renne.

The whole thing irritates me and I don't like being put on the spot like this. I'm sure it seems like no big deal to her but I bet it's illegal to open a mailbox with the key, take her mail out of the box and give it to someone else, just as opening someone else's mail is illegal. And the neighbors are shady as hell, I am surprised she hasn't figured out what they are like after living next to them for years. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 9:25 PM
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Thanks Renne.

The whole thing irritates me and I don't like being put on the spot like this. I'm sure it seems like no big deal to her but I bet it's illegal to open a mailbox with the key, take her mail out of the box and give it to someone else, just as opening someone else's mail is illegal. And the neighbors are shady as hell, I am surprised she hasn't figured out what they are like after living next to them for years. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 9:27 PM
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What Brad said --209.122.xx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 11:03 PM
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I would have told her flat out that I wouldn't help her ... among other reasons because this much time has passed.

I am curious though. Doesn't someone live in the unit during the past 9 months? What do they do with her mail? --72.70.xxx.xx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:14 AM
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Good question. This is dumb but it's been vacant that whole time. The place hadn't hadn't been unoccupied (except for a turn that lasted a couple of months years ago) for many years and there were all kinds of problems that needed to be addressed, including hidden ones that popped up. Plus I was working on something else. Then finally I decided to sell for various reasons and the realtor wanted more things done to add curb appeal. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:32 AM
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She knows the neighbors are shady,that is why she is friends with them because she is shady also. --104.229.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:42 AM
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Maybe so, Ken.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:42 AM
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Maybe so, Ken.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 11:03 AM
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Postman has to use key to leave mail? Put a note out there for him/her right where they can see it, telling what you wrote here and see what happens. Include the forwarding address in the note for the mailman. Or if I knew the time when the carrier arrived I might go and wait and speak to him/her. Or I may go to the post office and ask to speak to someone about this. Show them the text. Let them figure it out. --71.104.xx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 2:37 PM
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If she did not leave you the mailbox key you should have charged the deposit cost of getting a new lock-key for a new resident, if none has appeared then you should have the key so you can leave a note for the mail carrier to stop the mail to the unit. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 10:53 PM
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My favorite one was the sister who the tenants allowed to move in without permission... six months later after they'd all left, and the next batch of people had moved in, she contacted me asking if I'd been gathering her mail, because she wanted to stop by and pick it all up. :P --137.118.xx.xxx




Why do they do this? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 8:04 AM
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I wanted to find out which mailbox this house has, to give that information to the home buyer. There are five sets of boxes each numbered 1-16. Tenant knew her number but wasn't sure which "set" it was in. In any case, none of the small keys in my bag worked.

--72.188.xxx.xxx



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