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Hi Guys,

 

I was hoping someone could give me some advice.

 

I moved into a new rented home two months ago and my life is being made hell on earth because of the previous tenant. He moved out leaving thousands of pounds owing to various loan/credit card companies.

 

Everyday without fail, several letters are arriving. I was just posting them back, but they keep coming. I have had a guy at the door also looking for the previous tenant and when I told him he doesn't live here anymore, he practically called me a liar. I tried to explain that no forwarding address was left, but he was really rude and obnoxious. He even asked me for ID to prove I wasn't the guy he was looking for, I flatly refused and closed the door on him.

 

To make matters worse, when I moved in, I was given the same telephone number so the phone rings day and night. I will get this changed, but I just don't need the aggravation

 

I know I should'nt have, but I opened a few of the letters to see what was going on and they are quite nasty. There was a letter from court saying a judgement had been against the ex-tenant

 

I suppose I really need to know what to do about this. Do I need to prove to these people that he doesn't live here anymore? I know nothing can happen to me, but I don't want to deal with this, its very stressful and its getting me down.

 

Many thanks

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Hi Guys,

 

I was hoping someone could give me some advice.

 

I moved into a new rented home two months ago and my life is being made hell on earth because of the previous tenant. He moved out leaving thousands of pounds owing to various loan/credit card companies.

 

Everyday without fail, several letters are arriving. I was just posting them back, but they keep coming. I have had a guy at the door also looking for the previous tenant and when I told him he doesn't live here anymore, he practically called me a liar. I tried to explain that no forwarding address was left, but he was really rude and obnoxious. He even asked me for ID to prove I wasn't the guy he was looking for, I flatly refused and closed the door on him.

 

To make matters worse, when I moved in, I was given the same telephone number so the phone rings day and night. I will get this changed, but I just don't need the aggravation

 

I know I should'nt have, but I opened a few of the letters to see what was going on and they are quite nasty. There was a letter from court saying a judgement had been against the ex-tenant

 

I suppose I really need to know what to do about this. Do I need to prove to these people that he doesn't live here anymore? I know nothing can happen to me, but I don't want to deal with this, its very stressful and its getting me down.

 

Many thanks

 

if anyone else comes looking for the ex tenant, call the police and have them arrested for harrassment


post office WON 12/11/06

 

abbey.LBA sent 30/10/06.MCOL claim submitted 8/11/06.allocation questionnaire sent 16/12/06.schedule of charges sent 16/12/06.WON

 

2nd abbey claim SAR sent 3/1/07.WON.complaint letter sent 18/1/08

 

alliance and Leicester.WON

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Keep returning the mail & if anyone calls or 'phones give your landlord's details to them for verification that you are a new tenant & make a complaint to the Trading Standards & OFT if they persist.


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Thanks itsamomentintime, I didn't think the police would be interested, but if he comes back I will threaten him with it.

 

Is there somekind of letter I could send to the others to stop them from writing to my address?

 

Thank you

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Hi ac1978

 

it is bad enough being hassled for debts when you owe them it must be infuriating when the debts are not even yours.:mad:

 

I would send each company a letter stating the date you moved into the property and that you do not know the whereabouts of the previous tennant. I would send a copy of the tennancy agreement as proof. Express that they should no longer send letters, make phone calls or visit the property in person as this would be harassment and you will not hesitate to report them if they continue.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I will fashion a letter and send it to the companies who are writing to the ex-tenant. I won't open any more letters, as they are a little frightening to read! I will just respond to the return address on the envelope.

 

What happens with the court claim that has been made against him? I don't want them turning up to try and take my stuff!

 

Thanks again

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I would send them sweet FA. Why should you have to do their bloody work for them, if they want to continue wasting money on threatogrammes and sending odd bods round to your house then let them.

 

Change your number, and go ex directory but you must also tell BT or whoever that you also want your number withheld, so that when you ring out it is'nt flashed up at the other end, or alternatively remember to dial 1471 before your calls to withhold your number.

You could also invest in a magic piece of kit, the Truecall, and that will completely stop any more harassment via the phone, plus you can record it.

 

As for knuckle heads coming round, it is extremely simple " The person your looking for does not live here, the Police are on their way to remove you from my property" and close the door, and ring the old bill, tell them that there is someone at your front door asking you for money and their is likely to be of the peace.

 

Save your money, time and effort on these sad losers, besides each letter you send out will have to be sent recorded delivery otherwise they will point blank deny ever receivng them.

 

I have been in this property now, for over two years and I still get the previous tenants 'threatogrammes' which after I spent the first 12 months sending them back in the post and them still being sent here, I now open them, as I am entitled to know exactly what I can expect to be greeted with when I open the door to my own property.

 

When the 'doorstep collector' refused to believe that I was not the man they were looking for, and calling me a liar, and then threatening me that I could either 'deal with it now' or when 'there were two of us' I simply laughed shut the door and reported them to the Police, so on the next visit the comedian and his 'santa look-a-like' paid my property, they were promptly escorted away sporting some new bracelets:-D

 

Since that episode, I have a camera fitted inside my front door, should they ever decide to darken my doorstep again, and they can be the next You-Tube hit..

 

I would simply continue to RTS the mail, and if another knuckle head turns up asking for the previous tenant, simply say they don't live here and shut the door.

 

And if the harassment continues report it to the Local Police, (not 999)


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What happens with the court claim that has been made against him? I don't want them turning up to try and take my stuff!

 

They won't! The court claim is in his name, not yours, it is him and not the property that is listed on Credit Reference Files, so the default marker is aginst him, not the property.

 

No-one except a Court Certified Bailiff can remove goods from anyones property, that usually means that they are a little bit more intelligent than these neanderthal DCA's, and one mention that you are not he person they are after will put the kaibosh on them removing goods.

 

Besides, I wouldn't even begin to worry about that, there usually just the bog standard computer generated threatogrammes that are churned out every 7 days.

It has nothing to do with you, they will only be left with egg on their faces and a big compo bill to pay should they continue down this road..


Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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