Landlord and mail

Asked over 1 year ago - Jacksonville, FL

After I got evicted I don't get my mail that were forwarded to the house that I was evicted from. I believe landlord keep my mail. Is this criminal violation? Does police handle this type of matter?

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  1. Edward J. Fucillo

    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Before suspecting your landlord, I would first ask your former landlord if he or she has received any of your mail. If denied, then go to your local post office and explain what has happened. If the postal worker believes a crime may have been committed, the post office has their own postal police who can investigate the matter. If you did not give the post office a forwarding address when you moved out, its possible that your mail is simply being held or has been returned to the sender.

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  2. Robert Dale Bernard

    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . I agree with Mr. Fucillo. You need to contact your local Post Office to provide a forwarding address and see if they are holding your mail. It will only hold your mail for a limited amount of time. If they are not holding your mail and you believe your mail has been stolen, tell them you believe you are a victim of theft and they should connect you to the postal police.

  3. Cheryl Rivera Smith

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . If you had gone to your local post office and filled out a forwarding notice, you wouldn't have this problem. I suggest you do that now.

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Landlord-tenant law

Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.

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