What would you do?
The parcel is for the previous occupant of the house, who I have no contact details for. Do I:
a) Phone the shipper and arrange for it to be returned to them
b) Ask the letting agency to pass on a message to her, assuming they have her forwarding details
c) Open the parcel and keep it for myself
d) Send it to my secret santa and save myself a couple of bob
So what would you lot do? Are you honest, or opportunistic?
If you dont want it I will have it..
Now thats the next part of the game Dave. What could be in there? Any ideas?
It could well be. The previous occupant was going through a divorce and I believe that there was some unpleasantness
i wouls take it to yhe local post office sorting depot and leave it there saying no longer at the address return to sender
Letting the letting agent know about it and see if they can contact the owner. If that doesn't work, you could always contact the parcel company. Then if you don't have any success you can keep it.
Ask yourself this. If someone else received a parcel that was meant for you and they kept, I bet that you wouldn't like it.
Earn yourself a gold star and be honest.
As long as it's not sh1t in an envelope I would open it.
I had a fishing rod and bait mistakenly sent to my address earlier this year, it was bloody hard work getting it returned and/or finding the correct address. I thought about taking up fishing
C would be my informed choice now
It's not your job to chase the previous occupant. I'd either shove it in the post box marked return to sender, or if it's too big, contact the supplier as per Cheerful Dave above. Also, wouldn't do anything that would cost you money (again as per Cheerful Dave) so if they don't give you a freepost address, it's their loss.
I'd def hang onto it for a few days in case previous occupant contacts you - I know that a forumite had a parcel delivered to her previous address due to a cock up on the part of the shipping company and I believe she tried to contact them in order to go and collect it.
e) give the parcel to the letting agent and let them sort it out. I regard it as part of the job the agent gets paid to do.
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