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Estate Agent- illegal?

(7 Posts)
concertplayer Wed 11-May-16 16:27:50

Our house has been sold but not near exchange yet. The EA texted to say the
buyer had to leave his rented place and was going to relatives. He asked if
the buyer could redirect his mail to us and he the EA would pick it up.
We declined. 3 days later and onwards mail arrived but it was not redirected
He had moved water/sewerage bills to his name so using our address.
He even had driving licence at our address.

MrsBertBibby Wed 11-May-16 16:29:27

He's paying your water bills for you? Generous fellow.

Antanddec123 Wed 11-May-16 16:31:30

This sounds very illegal.
The house sale could yet fall through for any number of reasons.
Have you contacted the EA?

MrsLeighHalfpenny Wed 11-May-16 16:34:34

Send back with "not known at this address" on envelope.

UnityBlottisaTosser Wed 11-May-16 16:35:25

You need to contact the company name on the outside of the envelope and make sure that they know that the bills should still be in your name. Then return everything to sender. He could be using any of these things as proof of address to take out loans.

Antanddec123 Wed 11-May-16 16:40:29

^ this

Monkeyinshoes Wed 11-May-16 16:44:42

A few letters addressed to us ended up being sent to our new house before we'd moved in. That was no fault of our own though...the life insurance people sent them there even though they knew we hadn't moved in yet and we weren't aware until the day we moved in. So it might be nothing...

But the fact it's bills, driving licence and you haven't exchanged yet sounds dodgy. I wouldn't give them to the EA if I were you. Return to sender.

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