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mail for evicted tenants (by tonia [RI]) Nov 12, 2020 1:58 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Nov 12, 2020 2:06 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Jerry [MA]) Nov 12, 2020 2:13 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Mike45 [NV]) Nov 12, 2020 2:23 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 12, 2020 2:32 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by tonia [RI]) Nov 12, 2020 2:33 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Paulio [PA]) Nov 12, 2020 3:24 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by WMH [NC]) Nov 12, 2020 3:30 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Ken [NY]) Nov 12, 2020 3:37 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Dee Ann [WI]) Nov 12, 2020 3:46 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Vee [OH]) Nov 12, 2020 3:51 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 12, 2020 4:02 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by don [PA]) Nov 12, 2020 4:09 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 12, 2020 4:17 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 12, 2020 4:18 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Nov 12, 2020 5:18 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Jkj [MA]) Nov 12, 2020 6:35 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 12, 2020 7:24 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 12, 2020 7:36 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 12, 2020 7:39 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 12, 2020 7:58 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 12, 2020 8:01 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 12, 2020 11:53 PM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Small potatoes [NY]) Nov 13, 2020 2:09 AM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Tony [NJ]) Nov 13, 2020 7:34 AM
       mail for evicted tenants (by RB [MI]) Nov 13, 2020 8:56 AM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Scott [IN]) Nov 13, 2020 10:06 AM
       mail for evicted tenants (by don [PA]) Nov 14, 2020 3:19 AM
       mail for evicted tenants (by Lucy [IN]) Nov 14, 2020 10:55 AM

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mail for evicted tenants (by tonia [RI]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 1:58 PM
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Dear Landlords, I receive a boatload of mail for former / evicted tenants at my rental property. The most recent evicted tenant is undergoing a criminal case in the city courts. She continues to use my address even with the court papers (despite the court having record of the eviction / set out). Older tenants that have been problems also get mail even though they are long gone, and some pieces of mail I do not recognize the person's name at all.

I have been marking these "return to sender" to no avail. Any advice would be appreciated.

--70.168.x.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 2:06 PM
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Does your lease require an emergency contact? If so, I'd go online to USPS and forward all mail addressed to that person to the emergency contact address. That's good for at least a few years. --108.69.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Jerry [MA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 2:13 PM
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Is there anyone living there now? If not, remove the mailbox for a while. --71.233.xxx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 2:23 PM
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Tonia, I don't know of anything else you can do. I print out "Return to Sender" labels one full sheet at a time, and slap them on all non-junk mail that comes in to the former tenant.

Just "Return to Sender." No explanation.

--71.38.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 2:32 PM
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If the unit is vacant, you might request the USPS to put a green "vacant" card in your mailbox. When the new person moves in, they'll have to bring it in and write down the names of everyone who gets mail there if they want to re-activate service.

Likewise, if you wanted to, you could totally remove the mailbox and rent a complimentary PO Box for the tenant for the duration of their tenancy. Then when they leave, you can re-install the mailbox for street service. It occasionally causes problems for delivery ("Do you need my physical address or my mailing address?" "If you send it via UPS, mail it to _____; if you send it via FedEx or USPS, mail it to ______.") but should solve your problem. --137.118.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by tonia [RI]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 2:33 PM
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Landlord of Flies, yes it does and great idea, also Mike45...I like that idea also. I am handwriting with a sharpie getting writer's cramp (labels easier). Hope you all stay well and healthy and safe! --70.168.x.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 3:24 PM
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Grab the mail by the handful and chuck it in a trash bag and put it on the curb on trash day. No, you wonít go to federal prison for 10 years. No, the former tenant wonít sue you for your entire portfolio. Keep it simple. Then when a new tenant receives mail not addressed to them, they can decide what to do with it. --50.107.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 3:30 PM
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I think "NO LONGER AT THIS ADDRESS" would be more effective than "RETURN TO SENDER." --50.82.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 3:37 PM
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My office is in a building my dad bought when i was 16,i am now 55,i have been around this building the entire time,i constantly get mail to former tenants from years ago and mail to people i have never heard of,it all just goes in the garbage --72.231.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 3:46 PM
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I let tenants know I do not forward mail. Then if they don't fill out a forward mail form they are out of luck.

I like Mike45 and LLof the Flies ideas and might use those in the future. --75.11.xx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 3:51 PM
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Why not forward to the clerk of court? --76.188.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 4:02 PM
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I would do as Paulio and Ken said. --73.120.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by don [PA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 4:09 PM
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I have a local pizza shop that hits my properties several times a week with hand delivered circulars. A real PITA to keep on top of to avoid litter and also to remove from railings because it highlights that the property is vacant. To get back at them what I do now is transfer all my ex-tenants' mail to their pizzeria. --70.90.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 4:17 PM
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That's pretty good don.

tonia, forward there mail to your governors house for retaliation on the moratoriums. --73.120.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 4:18 PM
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I just saw Vee's response, that a bad either. --73.120.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 5:18 PM
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Evil Don, pure evil... genius. --108.69.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 6:35 PM
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Some LLís have been known to toss it in the recycling bin, after shredding it up of course!! Itís perfectly reasonable to assume the mail in the mailbox belongs to you if there is no current tenant. Accidentally shredding a previous tenants mail, mistakenly thinking itís yours is understandable. There needs to be ďintentĒ for it to be illegal, Iím sure you didnít intend to shred someone elseís mail right!?! ;-) --174.196.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 7:24 PM
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I've got a house I'm in the process of trying to sell. The vacant tag was in the mailbox and the postman is still dropping the mail in, I know the tenant did a forward address on-line and paid the small fee. I just took the mailbox off and put it in the garage. The quality of the USPS has certainly gone down hill the last few years. --64.130.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 7:36 PM
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Iím not a fan of the VACANT tags the PO puts on the mailbox. Here they leave the mailbox open so the mailman can see it without having to walk up to the house. I donít like to advertise a vacant home. I think removing the mailbox or locking it is the best idea- let them figure it out . --174.192.xx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 7:39 PM
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In my 16 unit in Hollywood's marginal neighborhood, the low class of tenants never do a "forwarding" of their mail.

So I've warned all tenants that I have a 32 gallon trash bin in the lobby next to the Bank of Mailboxes so that tenants can throw away any wrongly addressed mail. If the x-tenants won't take responsibility for their mail, then don't be surprised if someone retrieve important credit card offers and do some identity theft. --47.155.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 7:58 PM
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What is the address Robert? You might be able to do a new investment seminar - buying a house without your credit --24.101.xxx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 8:01 PM
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Happens to me all the time. Several past tenants AND various relatives/friends who should not be getting mail here. US Postal Service says to just write "Not at this address" and put it back in the box for pick up or just drop the mail in a regular postal box. That way anything important isn't your problem any more and you won't be feeling guilty. I got my evicted Tenant's Stimulus Check a few months back. Wanted to do something terrible to it, but put it in the main post office's box. I wonder if she ever got it?

Fun story: Lat week, I was collecting old mail from my new tenant's box (with their permission) and the nosy neighbor across the street (the one who has been shunning me for 8 years) yelled at me saying I was going to be arrested and it's a Federal Crime, etc. I laughed. It's not a crime to go into your tenant's mailbox, or to remove old mail, but you can't withhold it, or destroy it. So says the US Postal Service. I'm anxiously waiting for the US Marshals to arrive and drag me away in handcuffs. Could be fun. I'm sure he reported me. I wonder how I would look in Orange? --72.199.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 12, 2020 11:53 PM
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tonia,

Return to Sender does not mean stop mailing

Just write MOVED on any first class mail and place it back in the mailbox for pickup. Toss everything else.

2nd and 3rd class mail (junk mail) is not forwarded.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 2:09 AM
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My mail carrier will cull old mail going to my address. When I have an empty apt I put the rubberband around the box. Sometimes I'll go to the post office and hand them the mail. That has always worked. --24.194.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 7:34 AM
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A USPS guy told me to do precisely what Brad said. --73.215.xxx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 8:56 AM
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During turnovers,

No receptacle, No mail.

--199.192.xxx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 10:06 AM
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LLoTF great idea. I just amended my lease. Tenants will be giving me permission to forward their mail to the emergency contact. --107.141.xx.xxx




mail for evicted tenants (by don [PA]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2020 3:19 AM
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I had a tenant that I knew for years.Rented from me with his first wife, years later rented a different place with second wife. Very friendly relationship----until he went bad. Stopped paying and told me "It will take you months to evict me, what are you gonna do?" He finally left, and I told everyone at the coffee shop where he and my other tenants all hung out that he was a deadbeat---my own form of credit reporting.

Anyway, fast forward several years and I am checking the mailbox at the rental house because my current tenant has left the rent check foe me there. Lo and behold, there is the income tax refund for the deadbeat. His accountant used his old address! I took it for safekeeping. Two hours later, my tenant calls telling me that the deadbeat is there at the house looking for an income tax refund check. Told him to have the deadbeat call me. Deadbeat called and kept demanding the check. I never implied that I would keep or try to cash the check but I kept asking him how much of the money that he owed me he was gonna pay me from it. He said nothing because he needed it all to fix his car. I said, well, I am just going to return it to the gov't then, nothing illegal about that. On the envelope there is a box to check if the recipient is dead. Well, I had talked to someone on the phone, but I could not be 100% sure it was not an imposter. maybe he was dead! I checked the box and dropped the envelope, still unopened, into a mailbox. I wonder how long it took for the IRS to issue a replacement?? --73.141.xxx.xx




mail for evicted tenants (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: Nov 14, 2020 10:55 AM
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We get mail for unknown persons at OUR address that we have been at for over 40 years. I have wrote on it but recently googled what to do and another tip was to mark out any barcodes on the front and back of the envelope so it has a better chance to make it to a person who can stop the mailings. --69.160.xxx.xxx



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