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    Question Can you recommend a maildrop?

    I do not own a property and move with every contract - I rent somewhere local.

    This time around, things went wrong and I am living out of hotels until a rental property comes available. So, I have no permanent address at all.

    I can use the accountant as my company registered address, but what to do about the rest of the post?

    Have you ever used a maildrop, or similar service, and can you recommend one? That is, someone who provides a postal address you can give out for personal and business use and will hold or forward your post on demand.

    (NB: A Royal Mail PO Box would NOT do the job; that only really works when you have a real address.)

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    Regus virtual offices are OK. They do the mail forwarding service, and telephone answering too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrowneIssue View Post
    I do not own a property and move with every contract - I rent somewhere local.

    This time around, things went wrong and I am living out of hotels until a rental property comes available. So, I have no permanent address at all.

    I can use the accountant as my company registered address, but what to do about the rest of the post?

    Have you ever used a maildrop, or similar service, and can you recommend one? That is, someone who provides a postal address you can give out for personal and business use and will hold or forward your post on demand.

    (NB: A Royal Mail PO Box would NOT do the job; that only really works when you have a real address.)
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    Moving slightly off-topic, what council tax do you pay and what address do you give to the likes of the inland revenue/passport office when you have no fixed address?

    My plan B, or at least a letter further on in the alphabet, is to sell or rent out my flat and get an auto sleeper/van and maybe go travelling, foot loose and fancy free. So I'm interested to learning how one functions without a fixed address. I suppose getting the passport/driving license etc sorted beforehand would be a must, even if you're supposed to tell them when you 'move'. Which would be tricky if you are always moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgyAgent View Post
    You have no roots and therefore I take it that you have no friends either
    Yes dodgy you are not the most miserable loser on here.

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    If I was in the same situation I'd register all the necessaries at a friend's/family member's residence and use a forwarding service or virtual office, offering to pay more than my share of council tax etc for the favour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Moving slightly off-topic, what council tax do you pay and what address do you give to the likes of the inland revenue/passport office when you have no fixed address?

    My plan B, or at least a letter further on in the alphabet, is to sell or rent out my flat and get an auto sleeper/van and maybe go travelling, foot loose and fancy free. So I'm interested to learning how one functions without a fixed address. I suppose getting the passport/driving license etc sorted beforehand would be a must, even if you're supposed to tell them when you 'move'. Which would be tricky if you are always moving.
    I like this too; but I get the feeling that you have to have "an address where you can always be contacted", (that's for the driving licence), or you just can't have these things.

    Unless you are a bona fide travelling person.

    Edit: more from DVLA, in the context of a FOI inquiry. Note that this still presumes that a person has a contact address, which is his residential address. Actually there is no such legal definition in the UK.

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reques...no_fixed_abode

    A short term rental accommodation can be regarded as a person's residential address as can a hotel. Either can be used if it is where the individual is currently living. Both can be considered fixed abodes even if the address is only going to be current for a few months.
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    I used to just use my Mum and Dad's in my vagrant days ! Caused a few fall outs now and then but worked OK for me. My driving license is still under that address and I haven't lived there for years, I'll sort it one of these days when I pick up some points.

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