I put this in chat, and was advised to post here as well.
Received a letter for the previous tennents, its been over 4 years since they moved out. Following visits from enforcement agents for previous things, I tend to open them now, especially after sending letters back unopened going no longer at this address were being ignored.
We are to expect enforcement agents again. I have rung them and explained these are previous tennents, haven't lived here for at least 4 years etc etc and the lady on the phone let slip they have just reregistered their car at our address.
Its usually for parking fines and travelling into London without the right permit type thing. To be honest it never occurred to me they were reregistering,
But who do I let know, is it the DVLA?
Trying to check things online and I realised that their car insurance might be registered to my address as well. Would this have any impact on myself or my insurance?
I would write to everyone - DVLA, landlady (so you making your conversation formal), the London congestion charge company if you already know they are incurring fines. I would put a copy of the letter on my own credit record. There is a central insurance bureau (dont know the name). I would also call the police line - is it 101? and ask for advice. You could perhaps enclose a copy of your tenancy agreement redacted that shows you are living at the property. If they are acting this way now 4 years after moving out you have a limited idea as to what else they are doing. I would open the post though - it is a good control for you to see what is going on and frankly stuff the legality on that.
Thank you, I have put it in writing for my landlady and sent it off. I haven't heard from the congestion charge people since the last time we had them round, this one is for parking tickets, but I shall let them know as well.
I am also keeping copies, just incase. I am sure nothing can come back to me, but I want to make sure I know what I have done just incase it gets serious in some way, sorry that is vague, but since I am not sure what they are doing. I am not sure what if anything is going to happen.
We had this endlessly at an old address where the previous tenants had their business registered at our address and had debt collectors knocking on the door all the time. I was advised all I had to do was tell them the people no longer lived there but it ended up being easier to just show them our tenancy agreement so they'd stop hassling us.
Do double check your insurance policies when they renew. I queried my car insurance renewal a while back and they told me that there had been a household insurance claim that I hadn't declared. I had never had a policy with the company they said it was with, and when I racked my brains remembered that a driveway contractor had dug through a gas pipe when working on our drive and had presumably claimed on his insurance to pay the bill the gas people sent us for fixing it. When I pointed this out the car insurance people said 'oh yes, it's a claim at your address but not your name' and fixed it all- but, long story short, although it shouldn't affect you, it pays to keep an eye on it.
We have a similar situation, precious owner's son continues to use this as his address. We also open letters and call and inform. We've had tax discs (before it was changed) credit card statements and phone bills. Enforcement agencies have all been round as he's not paying off debts and continuing to use our address. We've spoken to 101 who advised there was little we could do, however keep opening post and reporting to various agencies.