Has anyone tried to get a past tenants forwarding address by putting "return service requested" on an envelope addressed to their old address and had any luck? I tried it about 3 weeks ago and never got anything back and when I was at the post office the other day the postal clerk said that was for businesses only and an individual can't do it. I am trying to track down my old tenant so I can take her to court. I do know where she works but I read that it is easier to garnish their wages if you have their new address and not just a work address.
The guy at the post office gave you bad information.
This works. It could take a bit of time.
Once I fail to get the address...I wait a couple months before trying again. Often the dead-beat thinks after a couple months they are 'home free' and turn in the change of address then.
BTW...I sent a letter to the list of my tenants ...they were chinesee kids with names that were quite long.. so, I wrote only the first name followed by 'etal'. Just to show you the quality of the people clerking at the postoffice: the clerk refused to let my tenant sign for it because his last name wasn't 'etal'.
return service requested works for everyone...if there is a change of address filed.
You can garnish with out a home address. It is of no value. What is of value is the social security number. We have garnished several former tenants with out a current address. When you have the garnishment served 99 times out of 100 they will call you playing lets make a deal- Dont do it, but do get the address at that time.