It is not advisable for the following reasons:

  1. Receiving mail addressed to previous occupiers of a property can be an irritation;
  2. Potential for fraud – The Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee recommends that to reduce the risk of identity fraud when you move, you use Royal Mail’s redirection service to direct your mail from your old address to your new one for at least a year. More details about the Royal Mail Redirection service can be found by visiting here or from your local Post Office or by calling 08457 740 740;
  3. Under the terms of our Tenancy Agreements, tenants are obliged to arrange within 7 days of the end of the tenancy, postal redirection by the Post Office. It is unreasonable to expect tenants to arrange redirection of their mail if you are unwilling to do so;
  4. Tenants are generally advised that mail addressed to previous occupiers received at the property after the start of their tenancy should be returned to sender – simply marking the mail ‘Return to sender – gone away’ and placing it in a post box.

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