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Old mail (by Sarah [GA]) Apr 9, 2021 11:29 AM
       Old mail (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 9, 2021 12:08 PM
       Old mail (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Apr 9, 2021 12:37 PM
       Old mail (by Scott [IN]) Apr 9, 2021 3:10 PM
       Old mail (by Allym [NJ]) Apr 9, 2021 4:18 PM
       Old mail (by RentsDue [MA]) Apr 9, 2021 4:20 PM
       Old mail (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2021 6:22 PM
       Old mail (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 9, 2021 10:00 PM
       Old mail (by RJ alter ego [ME]) Apr 10, 2021 11:56 AM
       Old mail (by Busy [WI]) Apr 10, 2021 2:20 PM
       Old mail (by plenty [MO]) Apr 10, 2021 8:57 PM
       Old mail (by Small potatoes [NY]) Apr 10, 2021 11:17 PM
       Old mail (by Jim in O C [CA]) Apr 11, 2021 3:37 AM
       Old mail (by Jim [OH]) Apr 11, 2021 4:28 PM
       Old mail (by gevans [SC]) Apr 11, 2021 6:23 PM

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Old mail (by Sarah [GA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 11:29 AM
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I'm new to this landlord stuff. I had a tenant that moved out and left no forwarding address what do I do with there old mail. --99.28.xxx.xxx




Old mail (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 12:08 PM
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I mark it that the person is no longer at that address and drop it back in the mail. --98.174.xxx.xxx




Old mail (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 12:37 PM
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Unless you made an agreement with the vacating Tenant that you would hold all mail for them, for a specified time so they could pick it up from you, since it's not your mail, you must make an effort to return it to the Post Office and mark it like razorback said. You are not allowed to open it or destroy it. Also advise new Tenants to either do the same, or give the mail to you so you can return it. I print up a ton of little address stickers (moved no forwarding address) and give the new Tenants some to make it easier for them and encourage them to not open someone else's mail or throw it away. Especially with Stimulus checks arriving, this is a bad time to not put in a 'change of address' when you leave. --72.197.xx.xx




Old mail (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 3:10 PM
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In the future, modify your lease so that tenant gives consent for you to forward their mail to one of the personal references they listed on their application. Be sure to demand COMPLETE addresses for these people. --107.141.xx.xxx




Old mail (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:18 PM
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I write on the front: Moved,return to sender, no forwarding address and leave it out for the mailman to pick up and give it to the post office to send it back to sender. Or I write the forwarding address on it if I have the tenant's new address. I put it in a plastic bag, clear, and tape it to the mailbox so the mail carrier can see it. --108.24.xx.xx




Old mail (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:20 PM
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Also, remove the old tenantís name from the mailbox. Some tenants will keep showing up there to get their mail ( because they are using the address still). You can also tape it shut . --68.191.xx.xx




Old mail (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 6:22 PM
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I often write -Please Forward- on them for 30-45 days, the junk mail never stops. But it makes great flower bed stuffing for new plants and fire starter in the colder months. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Old mail (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 10:00 PM
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Solid advise so far

AND now some humor -

If it is bill for you, you can do as I do - write the word deceased on the envelop --24.154.xx.x




Old mail (by RJ alter ego [ME]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 11:56 AM
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Man, I love you guys on this forum, but my advice would be a little different. Throw it away. When more comes, throw it away, too. One landlord in 100,000 prints up stickers for new tenants to affix to ex tenants mail.

The rest of us just donít dare to post here what the obvious and practical solution is for ex tenants who move but donít have the decency to leave a forwarding address. --98.13.xx.xxx




Old mail (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 2:20 PM
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Thereís words in a song about this , sung by Elvis. ďReturn to Sender, Address Unknown.Ē And then, the postal carriers will STOP delivering mail addressed to that person to that address. Most of the time, anyway.

Iíve even been thanked by a letter carrier for doing that. Saves them time on the route.

--172.58.xx.xxx




Old mail (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 8:57 PM
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I would write on the mail "return to sender, no longer at this addess" and drop it at post office, then they would deliver it again! Crazy. So now i take a fat black marker and scratch off any bar codes, and blacken out the Send to Address name and address, so all they have is the senders address visable on the envelope. However whomever sent the mail will get it back and know from the contents or read under the blacken window envelope who its from. But for the postoffice to deliver it again was insane! --208.54.xx.xxx




Old mail (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 11:17 PM
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I guess you can't return the security deposit either? Put a rubber band around the mailbox --172.58.xx.xxx




Old mail (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 3:37 AM
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For the SD mail it to their last know address, the rental. Not your problem if they didnít file a change of address. Keep your SD letter if it is returned.

All mail just mark, moved please forward. Not your problem. --99.23.xxx.x




Old mail (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 4:28 PM
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What old mail? --184.57.xxx.xx




Old mail (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 6:23 PM
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I use a big black sharpie and just write "MOVED" on everything. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

I have two properties that get mail for people I've never hear of. And have gotten that mail for literally years. --69.80.xx.xxx



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