10 Reasons You Might Need A Skip Tracer

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Written by Cat Brownlie

Skip tracing in Australia is a bit like playing detective, but instead of looking for clues to solve a crime, you're on the hunt for people who've seemingly vanished off the face of the Earth. Skip tracers are the pros you call in when someone needs to be found for legal, financial, or personal reasons. Here’s why you might find yourself calling on us to help:

1. Recovering Unpaid Debts

If someone owes you a stack of cash and has done the Harold Holt, a skip tracer can help locate them so you can recover what’s yours. Whether it’s an individual or a business, no debtor can stay hidden for long.

2. Locating Absconding Tenants

Had a tenant do a runner leaving behind unpaid rent and a property in shambles? Skip tracers specialise in tracking down these elusive individuals so you can seek compensation or just serve them their due notice.

3. Serving Legal Documents

From divorce papers to court summons, sometimes people don’t want to be found because they know what’s coming. Skip tracers use their skills to locate these individuals so legal processes can proceed with the help of process serving.

4. Finding Missing Heirs

When someone passes away without a clear will, or there are beneficiaries to an estate that just can’t be found, skip tracers come in handy to ensure the rightful heirs receive their inheritance.

5. Reuniting Families

Whether it's tracking down a long-lost relative or a friend you’ve lost touch with over the years, skip tracers can help you locate a person and reunite you with those missing links, giving you closure or rekindling old connections.

6. Background Checks

Considering going into business with someone or hiring for a sensitive position? A skip tracer can dig deep into a person’s background to ensure there are no nasty surprises down the track.

7. Recovering Stolen Property

If your property has been nicked and you have suspicions about who took it but no idea where they’ve legged it, a skip tracer could help track them down for law enforcement.

8. Investigating Fraud

From insurance scams to identity theft, fraudsters can cause a lot of grief. Skip tracers can be instrumental in uncovering the real identities behind these scams, aiding in their prosecution.

9. Witness Locating

Legal proceedings often hinge on the testimony of witnesses who’ve disappeared or are avoiding giving evidence. Skip tracers find these individuals so they can fulfil their obligations to the court.

10. Asset Searches

Whether it's for divorce settlements, debt recovery, or estate planning, knowing the full extent of an individual’s assets is crucial. Skip tracers can unearth hidden assets, ensuring a fair process for all involved.

The Bottom Line

Skip tracers are the unsung heroes in the shadows, making sure that individuals can’t just vanish when there are responsibilities to be met or connections to be rekindled. Whether you’re dealing with a dodgy debtor, a missing heir, or a long-lost mate, these professionals have got your back.

So, next time you’re thinking, "She’ll be right, mate," but deep down know it won’t, maybe it’s time to give a skip tracer a bell. Just remember, while they work within the bounds of the law, ensuring privacy and legal standards are met, their expertise can be invaluable in resolving your predicament.

Let us know how we can help you.

Tell us a bit about your situation, who you’re looking for and why you need to find them. We’ll be in touch as soon as we get your message.

Or give us a call if you’d like to get your Skip Trace started right away.