Advantages Saves you having to worry about things going missing
Disadvantages or does it?
Moving house, the list of people you have to tell is endless, no matter how thorough you try to be, there will always be someone who slips through the net - and to the rescue comes your knight in shining armour, the Royal Mail.WHAT IS IT?
This time, we have done it in three month chunks, so that we get to see how much mail we have coming through on re-direction at any one time - Easy, peasy isn't it?WHERE CAN I GET THE FORM?
The Royal Mail require a minimum of 5 days notice to activate the re-direction.When the selected term comes to an end, you will be sent a reminder just before, with the option to extend for the same periods again for the same price -this can be done over the phone by credit card or through the post by cheque, or at the post-office.
ALL SOUNDS FAIRLY SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD DOESN'T IT?Well it should be - heres my story.
In August last year we moved into a brand new house - we didn't have an official house number, streetname or postcode - we did the dutiful thing and notified the Royal Mail and duly received, on the day we were moving, our acknowledgement of the new address - except that they had changed it to a totally different street, hence a poor elderly lady living roughly ½ mile away from us was getting our mail - its just lucky she was honest.Needless to say the Royal Mail got a right earbashing and the problem was resolved, or so we thought - and we received an apology letter and the infamous book of free first class stamps - then we started getting next doors mail, or the mail would go to the site office, another complaint, another book of free stamps - then in their infinite wisdom, the local council decided there wasn't going to be a number 13 on the site and all the houses were moved up a number - needless to say we are all moving into the estate backwards from highest to lowest - oh dear, how was the postman (actually mainly a woman in our case) going to cope now? - at the same time the Royal Mail actually issued us with a postcode
There was three people living on the site, surely this wasn't going to be that complicated - WRONG AGAIN - we were getting next doors mail, ours was going to an empty house, the show-home were getting bills for a house not even built yet - although I guess you can't blame that directly on the post-office - another complaint - you can guess the rest - well nearly, when we complained that all the post-person had to do was look at the surname, I was advised that it is only the address that is relevant -so can someone tell me why I am paying two lots of redirection fees?
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