What to do with tenant’s mail after move out is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. If you have a question for him please fill out his form below.
Dear Landlord Hank:
Is it the responsibility of the landlord to forward mail to a previous tenant?
This tenant already said, before she left/ended her lease, that she would take care of the mailbox, yet her mail continues to be delivered in this address.
Please advise as to landlord’s responsibility re: mail. Thank you.
Dear Landlady Priscilla,
As landlord, you do have responsibility for a tenant’s mail, and cannot just throw it away.
I would contact my former tenant and ask that they submit a change-of-address form to the post office.
Then I would contact the post office to let them know that the tenant is no longer at this address and ask that mail be forwarded.
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