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If I send a certified letter requesting a refund of money I

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If I send a certified letter requesting a refund of money I paid for a trip that now due to health reasons and my doctor says I should not travel (I included a letter from my doctor), and if the recipient is not available to sign the certified receipt, and if for some reason they do not respond to the post office note that a certified letter is waiting for them at the post office,
are they stuill duly notified by law?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Is there a notice provision in the contract you have with this company? What does it say? What US state?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No notice provision in the contract. State is new jersey
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Standard notice language state that notice takes place upon receipt of the letter. But if the letter was never sent back to you, there is a strong presumption in the law that a certified mailing was received. That's the very reason mail gets sent by certified means in the first place.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess I am not making myself clear with the question.
If the recipient receives a notice from the post office of a certified letter to be picked up and they never go to pick up the certified letter, and the letter is returned to me,
Have I duly notified the recipient as far as the law is concerned?
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

No. If the letter is returned to you that does not constitute notice.

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