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Previous tennants registering their car at my address

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sobeyondthehills Fri 24-Feb-17 13:03:45

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?

If anyone can help I would be grateful

specialsubject Fri 24-Feb-17 19:52:45

No impact on you, all credit stuff is associated with person not address.

Sounds like a call to the dvla is worth a go. They are uninsured and not paying fines. Sadly nothing will happen unless they crash, when the victim will be left with no cover.

sobeyondthehills Fri 24-Feb-17 20:38:29

Hi special

Thank you, I did think it was more associated with the person with credit, but then I started thinking, if they are in a crash, then the car and possibly insurance is going to lead back to my house.

I did try and ring the DVLA but I was on hold for a while, so I might write them a letter stating the car is not at this address.

Thank you for your reply, it has put my mind at ease

cdtaylornats Fri 24-Feb-17 21:46:27

I would ring the police, they have not registered the car at the proper address, presumably are not insured and may be up to something.

birdladyfromhomealone Fri 24-Feb-17 23:34:31

I think you should also let your LL know. He may have a forwarding address for them and could tell them to stop?

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 08:15:34

I might give 101 a ring and see what they advise thanks for that I hadn't thought about it.

I spoke to the landlady and she has no idea where they went. I think they left without giving notice but I must admit that is just assumption on my part from a few brief words that she said

RebootYourEngine Sat 25-Feb-17 08:30:14

Do any of the documents have their number plate on them? Phoning 101 is a good idea. This would pee me off quite a bit. It wont affect you financially but it will cause stress.

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 09:00:05


Yes, I have their number plate and google has told me the make and model of the car

childmaintenanceserviceinquiry Sat 25-Feb-17 09:06:35

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.

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 12:39:30

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.

Albadross Sat 25-Feb-17 12:45:18

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.

Hedgeh0g Sat 25-Feb-17 12:48:10

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.

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 13:07:58

Their company was also registered to our address, but I got that changed with company house a while ago. We also keep a copy of our passports and council tax bill next to the door to prove who we are.

And thank you I will be double checking my policies for all insurance when they come up for renewal.

I just wish they would learn to park in the right place, but then if they had, I wouldn't of found out they were registering their car at my address.

specialsubject Sat 25-Feb-17 14:41:09

Doesn't hurt to tell the landlady but there is nothing she can do. Even if she did know their address.

BeezerBubble Sat 25-Feb-17 14:50:17

If they have indeed reregistered their car at your address the new log book will be sent there. Can take up to 6 weeks but if it does appear you can then take action.

BeezerBubble Sat 25-Feb-17 14:53:36

Forgot to add you would normally expect to receive tax reminders every 6 months/year if the car was registered at your address.

Notanotherpawpatrol Sat 25-Feb-17 15:13:49

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.

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 15:19:15

I can't remember having received a tax disc notice, however we still get a lot of mail for them, magazines and letters type things, but nothing to personal unless it is to do with their car

BeezerBubble Sat 25-Feb-17 15:35:52

TBH not sure what "reregistering" means but in any event you will get mail from DVLA assuming the DVLA is what the lady was talking about or the car is registered at your address.

sobeyondthehills Sat 25-Feb-17 16:26:26

I wasn't 100% sure I thought she meant insurance, I might give them a ring back and confirm things.

I am assuming it is the DVLA as I thought it was the DVLA database that they got the address from.

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