Ex tenant still using our address

Ex tenant still using our address

10:30 AM, 21st November 2017, About 5 years ago 20

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Can anyone advise on how to stop an ex-tenant using our address?

We evicted him 8 months ago for non-payment of rent. He owes us over £10,000.

Obviously we weren’t able to get a forwarding address from him. Having paid for a trace it turns out he is still using our address.

He has a company registered at Companies House to a PO Box address so I imagine he is forwarding all his post from our address to that.

Does anyone have any ideas on this please?

Nicole


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Chris @ Possession Friend

16:40 PM, 21st November 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Sarah Fowler at 21/11/2017 - 12:10Sarah,
There are Tracing Agents and there are Tracing Agents ( if you get my point ) I'd be keen to know the name of the Tracing company you used, and - presumably you've got back to them to inform them that they have Not, 'TRACED' your subject, as per the cost you paid. - What was their response ?

Richard Adams

22:11 PM, 21st November 2017, About 5 years ago

Rob, you say "don't waste time looking for him". How can it be a waste of time looking for someone who owes you over £10,000???????????
Rotten rent avoiding tenants will find your suggestion music to their ears!

Lucy Fryer

12:08 PM, 22nd November 2017, About 5 years ago

It seems you have two issues, 1. the money your ex tenant owes you and 2. the use of your address. I suggest you approach a debt collector - I have used "Jack Russell" before successfully. They are extremely good at finding "disappeared" people and can get hold of information not available to the rest of us. It doesn't cost much - £125 for tracing someone. You can then chase the ex-tenant for the rent arrears AND notify all the (probable) other creditors of the ex-tenant's new address. Even if you don't get your arrears, when people realise that they can be found after all, it may mean they behave better in the future - a service to all of us.
With regard to the company, I believe, but am not sure, that having a PO address at Companies House is against the law, because the whole point is that company directors are supposed to be finable. Might be worth having a conversation with Companies House. Good Luck.

Chris @ Possession Friend

13:03 PM, 22nd November 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Lucy Fryer at 22/11/2017 - 12:08
I only pay £35 - No find, No fee ( can't loose can you )
MCA Tracing.co.uk

Martin

15:59 PM, 22nd November 2017, About 5 years ago

PO Box addresses are not a secret. I you call Royal Mail they are obliged to give the registered address of the box holder.

Sarah Fowler

12:15 PM, 23rd November 2017, About 5 years ago

Thanks for your comments folks but he seems to have himself covered. He is using Royal Mail redirection from our property (which he can do for up to 2 years) to a mailbox rental service which offer virtual office addresses allowed by Companies house and which will also accept and forward all his mail.

Chris @ Possession Friend

23:53 PM, 24th November 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Sarah Fowler at 23/11/2017 - 12:15
I'd still try MCA Tracing, giving them all info you have ( as I say, nothing to loose - No find ~ no fee ! )

Nick Pope

11:19 AM, 25th November 2017, About 5 years ago

So far as I am aware a PO box is not acceptable to Companies House. There must be a full and existing address which can be used for service of notices, court papers etc.
Perhaps you could end a registered letter to that address and announce that the charge for receiving and providing safe storage for any mail will be £1 per day per item and that you will issue proceedings against the company and him personally if these are unpaid for a period of 1 month. That might bring him out of the woodwork.

Kate Mellor

11:37 AM, 26th November 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Nick Pope at 25/11/2017 - 11:19
No mail is being received to the address. It has been REDIRECTED through Royal Mail.

Charles Fonteijn

13:31 PM, 26th November 2017, About 5 years ago

Please be aware that it might take some time before you can trace a new address. You must wait a couple of weeks before ordering a trace.

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