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I have a question regarding my obligation to deal with incorrectly addressed mail.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Victoria. For 12 months I have been returning mail for the previous occupants of my house and there two mailers who refuse to acknowledge that the addressee is np longer at this address despite many (6) returns.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I don't know what 'filed means, I have reported the matter to Australia Post but they are, apparently, obliged to forward mail to any address that actualy exists.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

If you have done everything possible to notify the sender and mail keeps on coming, you can discard hat mail.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thankyou. Should my discarding of mail be questioned how do I prove that I have notified the mailer?
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You do not need to prove anything.

You have done everything that a reasonable person would do in this type of situation.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
again, thank you.
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

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