Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. There is no need to wait here, you will get an email when I reply.
How can you issue a small claim for them to write to the Court saying they do not live there?
I issued the claim via the online system giving the adresses I have - I received both letters (that the court sent out)returned to me - on each it was written "no longer lives here". what should I do next - is there any way i can track them down (they both claim benefits) and what if they say the same again enxt time - will I just end up going round in circles ?
I see. I assume you don't have a forwarding address?
No. No clues either.
Its bad news then
You need to instruct a process server or private investigator.
They can trace missing people
Once you have this you can serve at the new address
If they know where they work, they can follow them home
Or you can use a tracing service.
Clearly there is a cost to this.
But sadly that is all you can do.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I am sorry that this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
If I find them is there a legal way for me to prove they are at this address ? I'm cncernef them might just reply to the court stating "no longer at this address ".
Yes you can personally serve the claim form either yourself or using a process server.
This is how it can be served
Thanks for your help.
Last question - would you recommend I take photos of them at an address & when papers are served ?