To be getting a bit annoyed with the previous owners of our house

(34 Posts)
Ginandtonicandamassageplease Wed 21-Nov-12 14:39:47

This is only a tiny thing and I think I should probably just let it go but I really wish they would redirect their bloody mail!! The letters don't bother me but there seems to be at least one company still registered to our address and now that Christmas is coming again they are ordering parcels which get left outside my door which are not for me so I have to go to the flipping Post Office to send them back again to the sender. GGGRRRRRRRRR!!

Ok, I feel better now!

LadyMaryChristmas Wed 21-Nov-12 14:41:19

I was woken at 7am by the postman on Tuesday, he had a parcel for the person who used to live here so I know how annoying it is. Rant away wine

dinkystinky Wed 21-Nov-12 14:43:32

Open the post, call the company up and tell them that they no longer live there.

And re parcels - get in touch with estate agent and tell them to contact their client to let them know all the parcels will be dropped off at the estate agents office for them to collect...

<evil cackle>

trixie123 Wed 21-Nov-12 14:44:14

to be fair, I told the energy company about 6 times that we moved and they KEPT ringing me about affairs to do with the old address and claiming to be unaware we had moved. They may have tried to tell everyone and the message just not getting through

scampidoodle Wed 21-Nov-12 14:45:17

Definitely not! When did they move out? We still get some post for the previous owners and we've been here 2 and half years! In the first 12-18 months I forwarded everything on (at increasingly long intervals) then by last Christmas I was fed up of it and wrote "Not at this address - return to sender" on everything and put it in the post box. We get less now but usually at least one item a week...

MaxPepsi Wed 21-Nov-12 14:46:01

It sounds like the company delivering parcels is at fault, not the previous owners.

Why would you order something and purposefully have it delivered to the wrong address?

picnicbasketcase Wed 21-Nov-12 14:47:20

I've lived at my address for over ten years and I still get post for the previous occupant. Phone calls too. You'd think someone would update their records.

redlac Wed 21-Nov-12 14:48:03

phone up the company who are delivering the parcels, tell them to stop delivering and if any more delivery arrive they will be put in the bin.

Can you get in touch with the old owners and let them know that if any more parcels arrive you will not be returning them or forwarding them on ?

MargeySimpson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:48:30

We rent so there's been about a million people live here in the last few years. Some dodgy than others...

last week i got an office supplies catalogue for 'Genuine British Passports and Other Documents LTD' at our address. v fishy!

We honestly get about 6/7 letters a day not for us. Things like bank statements/balif letters/etc important things. I either pass them to the landlord or bin them. there's too many to redirect!

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 21-Nov-12 14:49:20

We get a lot of post for the last people who lived here. They had been here for a long time, apparantly, and used a variety of names. They are almost always debt letters. EON keep hassling us about a debt, T-Mobile sent a debt collector yesterday who refused to believe that the named person doesn't live here anymore, and they even have council letters still coming here. I did collect them all up incase they come back but I guess they aren't going too...

My OH's parents get post for people who moved out 14 years ago. Christmas and birthday cards usually. They post them to the new address every once in a while...

We've been here 8 years and still get post for the previous twats owners.

whoneedssleepanyway Wed 21-Nov-12 14:51:53

The week after I moved I order my Ocado delivery to my old address blush they rang me saying we are outside your house with your groceries and nobody is answering, and I said "no you are not" and they said "yes we are" and then I realised....luckily I had only moved round the corner so the lovely delivery guy rang head office and then brought it round.

I did remember to redirect my post though....!

Brugmansia Wed 21-Nov-12 15:14:55

I have had my post on royal mail redirect for the past year since we moved and there's about another month left. Last week I received a bunch of letters dating back over several months that the current occupiers of our old place had redirected. These should have been redirected by royal mail but weren't.

blueraincoat Wed 21-Nov-12 15:16:27

YANBU! I have been in my flat for 6 months and got (what I presume is) a ton of Birthday cards for the previous owner last month. I thought you would at least tell your friends and family you had moved! We also get bank statements, that would be the first thing I'd change. They also left a box of stuff here and I kept trying to get them to come and collect it and heard nothing, they rang up this week demanding it back. Bizarre people. I wish I had invoiced him for storage charges now! (Joke)

Kewcumber Wed 21-Nov-12 15:16:39

Oh lordy I'm soooo with you. I moved in March and they're still getting more mail than me which is bloody annoying.

louisdog Wed 21-Nov-12 15:28:32

YANBU - we used to get credit card statements and contact lenses for the old owners for at least 2 years, and after 5 years we are still getting some sort of share letters, despite me returning to sender many times and even contacting the company. V annoying!

alarkaspree Wed 21-Nov-12 15:32:06

I have redirected my mail through the post office before and a very substantial amount of it still went to the old address. The redirection service just isn't very good. So I wouldn't blame them for the mail. The parcels are odd though.

PeazlyPops Wed 21-Nov-12 15:34:45

Did you buy my house? blush

I forgot to redirect my post. I was going through IVF, I was stressed, tired, had a million things to think about and by the time I'd got round to it, it had been so long that I didn't bother.

specialsubject Wed 21-Nov-12 15:39:43

redirection is very much dependent on the people at the local office, so sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. My last one was still forwarding post two weeks after it expired, nice of them.. :-) I thought I'd told everyone but our lovely buyers have just forwarded a letter from the dentist...oops...

if it has been more than a year, including a Christmas, just do 'return to sender, not known' and chuck it back in the nearest post box. As for parcels - not for you to return, isnt there a phone number you can call?

Kinora Wed 21-Nov-12 15:49:20

We have lived in this house for 14 years and still get mail for previous owners who are my in laws.

As mil and I share the same initial for our first name, I quite often open the mail (knowing full well it's not for me) - message has still not got through.

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Wed 21-Nov-12 15:49:36

Thanks everyone! I don't mind about the letters - I just send those back to the sender but we get things from the children's school and all sorts of other important stuff. If the parcels all came from the same company I would think it was just an oversight but they are from so many. I have to turn about a case of wine every other month!!

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Wed 21-Nov-12 15:49:50

Turn away I mean!

Enfyshedd Wed 21-Nov-12 17:46:53

Over a year after ExP & I bought our place, we had the following items of post for the previous owners:
-CSA letter/statement
-Letter from their DDs' school about something
-Letter from the hospital re. an appointment for one of their DDs.

Seriously! I had to ring up all of these to tell them that they no longer lived there and that I had no forwarding address (usually returned the post "No longer at this address", but it was at least the 3rd CSA letter that had arrived and the school & hospital letters had no return address on the envelope so opened them to find out what they were for).

Some people are just nuts - just think of the personal info I was able to get hold of...

SamSmalaidh Wed 21-Nov-12 17:49:50

Start keeping the parcels, deny all knowledge.

We get CC statements for the previous owners as well as the odd bank card and tonnes of 'spam mail's and no forwarding address for them. It's irritating as we get loads of post for them and little for us.

I did forget to change the clubcard details, but I did when i saw they had used all my clubcard vouchers angry

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