Reader Question

“What happens to any mail that comes addressed to me at the property?”

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We asked Managing Director at Murray Property, Michael Murray, for his advice on this question:

Michael said Murray Property advises tenants at the lease signing to notify their agency if anything addressed to the landlord is delivered to the property.

“We will collect these from the tenant and re-direct the mail accordingly,” he said.

“In any case, we strongly recommend for owners to put the necessary mail re-directions in place at the time of moving.”

Time to redirect your mail

Australia Post offer a paid service that takes care of this redirection.

They give you the option to redirect your mail for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months for a permanent move, or up to a chosen date if you’re only moving temporarily.

Just remember to allow 3 business days for Australia Post to process your application. You can pick up and complete a redirect form in-store, or fill out an application online.

Whenever the post office receives mail addressed to your old residence, a sticker with your new address will be placed on the envelope, and the mail will be delivered to your new address.

For more information on redirecting your letters to ensure they get to the right place – and not to your tenant – click here.

Michael Murray
Michael Murray

Michael Murray is the Managing Director at Murray Property Agents in Paddington, New South Wales. He is a respected real estate agent with over 17 years of experience and a track record of achieving leasing and sales results. Michael has been working with the office since 2014. He holds Certificates 3 and 4 in Property Services, a Diploma of Property Services (Real Estate), an Advanced Diploma of Property Services (Valuation), and is a licensed Real Estate Agent.