L abroad; use property address for service (s.48)?

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  • L abroad; use property address for service (s.48)?

    Hello,
    I am living overseas and renting out my property in England privately. I have difficulty in providing an address in England so that notices may be served. The prospective tenant knows me already and can stay in touch with me without difficulty. Would there be any problem in using the address of the property?
    Also are there any company would provide service to this problem?
    Any views is appreciated.

  • #2
    You have to decide if you can fully rely on whomever you appoint to receive post for you. Even if T is happy to write to your overseas address, the problems potentially arising ought to be foreseen. Your solicitor or accountant in E&W might agree use of his/her address as a sort of 'registered office' postbox.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by BLL View Post
      Hello,
      I am living overseas and renting out my property in England privately. I have difficulty in providing an address in England so that notices may be served. The prospective tenant knows me already and can stay in touch with me without difficulty. Would there be any problem in using the address of the property?
      Also are there any company would provide service to this problem?
      Any views is appreciated.
      You may be better to keep things on a professional footing in case of any future disputes, howver unlikely the seem now. Pay for a P.O. Box? Or you could ask a letting agency to act for you.

      Is there absolutely no-one else you know who would accept the odd item of mail for you and let you know it has arrived - a friend, relative or neighbour?
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      • #4
        Thanks for all the replies, looks like I have to find an alternative address somehow. Even if I am sucessfully explain and persuade my friend to agree. He may not be so reliable. What happens if he treats the mail with the same priority as junk mail? Would there be any serious consequences?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BLL View Post
          Thanks for all the replies, looks like I have find an alternative address somehow. Even if I am sucessfully explain and persuade my friend to agree. He may not be so reliable. What happens if he treats the mail with the same priority as junk mail? Would there be any serious consequences?
          For you, yes. Suppose that T is suing you and serves Notices in Proceedings at your declared E&W address?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          • #6
            I think Jeffrey's idea of your England or Wales based solicitor or accountant is the best idea, actually. Solicitors and accountants are generally well-organised and would be reliable about informing you if any notices were served on you.

            How are you managing the house if you are abroad?
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            • #7
              Anyone know of a professional service just for this at a reasonable cost?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                How are you managing the house if you are abroad?
                I took the bold decision to skip the agency because I know the background and have make good connections with the expectant tenant.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BLL View Post
                  I took the bold decision to skip the agency because I know the background and have make good connections with the expectant tenant.
                  She is expectant (pregnant)?
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                  1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                  2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                  3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                  4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                    She is expectant (pregnant)?
                    Sorry wrong word, no. I mean the prospective tenant.

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