The staff of Hancock Lettings and Estate Agents say that whilst they are still seeing strong demand forproperty to rent in Chichester, they want to warn tenants of the risks associated with failing to arrange for their mail to be re-directed correctly.
Protection advice from Royal Mail and NLA
The Royal Mail and the National Landlords Association (NLA) are urging tenants across the country to update their address details or to arrange for a redirection service when they move to help protect themselves against fraud and identity theft.
A recent survey carried out by the NLA found that 10% of landlords questioned had received sensitive personal information such as bank statements, payslips, cheque books, utility bills and even passports after the tenants had moved out.
Identity theft on the rise
With anything up to a quarter of tenants spending less than a year in a property it is easy to see how many people forget to inform banks or employers of the change in their contact details. However as we are all too aware from the media, the incidence of identity theft is on the rise and there is no point making it any easier for the fraudsters by handing them sensitive information about yourself on a platter.http://bit.ly/23svC4t