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Topic # 116637 5-May-2013 14:57
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Sunday afternoon question...

After living in our rental for coming up for a year we still get other peoples mail - no problem for most of it as its from companies with return addresses on the outside. However we get the odd piece that is handwritten, looks personal and we have no forwarding address.

So should we open it to find a return address, or just pop it in the bin? The property manager is frankly crap on most things so I expect if we ever went to him, he would be useless too.

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  Reply # 811597 5-May-2013 15:04
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Maybe just let nz post handle it.

http://www.nzpost.co.nz/receiving-mail/return-to-sender

Must admit I'm curious what they do with it when it has no return address though...

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  Reply # 811598 5-May-2013 15:04
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I still get post from the last three tenants of this property. At first I used to arrange for the last tenant to collect it every few months, but in the end I just got sick of it and have started to bin them.

If they are missing the mail so badly then they should probably consider doing something about it. I'd expect the same courtesy, or lack there of afforded to me.


On a side topic I finally caught the prick who was filling our mailbox with junk mail and flyers etc. Don't think he'll be ignoring my no junk mail / circular stickers again for a while.



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  Reply # 811600 5-May-2013 15:06
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We've never had any instructions from the property manager - happy to forward stuff if I have an address... I'll "return to sender" and leave it in the hands on NZ post - thanks for the advice

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  Reply # 811611 5-May-2013 15:29
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I don't think you should ever put mail in the bin, as I think that could be considered interfering with mail. Just return it to NZ post with the address crossed out to say. Not sure if they have the resources to do much about returned mail that doesn't have a return address on it, as it would require opening up the letter. Hope the sender hasn't mailed cash in it.

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