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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

Postby Aitor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:41 pm

I am taking a scam travel agency to the small claims court and followed the advice I got that by law I was required to send a letter advising of my dispute through mail, it had either to be registered mail or recorded signed for (I cannot remember which one or wheather both are the same?) So I did send it as recorded signed for - it has now been the one month waiting period whereby I had to allow the other party to respond which they ignored (what a surprise) I now want to take them to court. Please advise if the court will consider both types or do they Only consider if it actually was registered mail ?

With the option I took, I got a receipt showing the address of the recipient but nothing else much such as Name etc.

I have a feeling the scamming b*$^ard knows it should have been registered and that's why he chose to ignore ? Is there a way for the receiving party to know what mail service it was for example, when he signed for it, could he tell it was only ''signed for'' and not registered mail ?

Would appreciate honest opinions but preferrably facts if you have them.

Thanks for your time
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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

Postby Harrell » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:42 am

You have to sign for both when delivered. Registered is insured recorded is not. But proof of being delivered must be done by Royal Mail. The recipient can not deny the letter was delivered.

Edit - Thumbs down ???? Why ???
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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

Postby Berty » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:05 am

File it to the Royal Mail... And also inform the person that despatched it to you.. In the end they've paid to have it recorded supply, and the Royal Mail will have to do this... They're breaking the law through no longer doing so.
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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

Postby Elrick » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:25 pm

With either type, you get a tracking number on the receipt.

If you go to the Royal Mail web site, you can enter the tracking number and see the date it was delivered & signed for. You may also be able to view an image of the signature.

Recorded is basically normal 1st / 2nd class post, but with a signature to prove it has been delivered. It only appears on the Royal Mail site after delivery.

What used to be 'Registered Post' has been called Special Delivery for the last few years.

That can be tracked at each point through the postal system, and includes insurance against loss or damage (I think £500 in the basic service, up to something like £2500 if you pay extra).

Recorded should be OK to prove you sent it as the receipt shows the address, & if you can get the delivery date from the Royal Mail site that proves delivery.

The advantage with SD is that you get some compensation back if it's lost, and someone claiming it's not been delivered when it has would probably end up being prosecuted for Fraud by the post office.

See the link below to enter your tracking number.
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Royal Mail, Is Recorded Signed For Same As Registered In Legal Letters?

Postby Garafeld » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:51 pm

They want proof that he is actually and legally aware of the charges against him. If not, he will not show up, and nothing can be done against him. Did he sign for it or someone else?
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