I am trying to save money as I don't have much to spare. I need to serve the landlord with any documents that I serve the court. Typically this is done through registered mail, but this is expensive where I am. According to their website allowable methods are
- give a copy directly to the person
- Leave a copy with the landlord’s agent (tenants should note the name of the person)
- Send a copy by registered or regular mail to the person’s residential address (or the place where the landlord conducts business as a landlord)
- Leave a copy in a mailbox or mail slot at the address where the person lives (or the place where the landlord does business as a landlord)
It seems to me delivering a copy to the landlords house is cheapest. If I do this what should I do if no one answers the door? What should I do if someone who I don't know answers the door? I don't think this happened, but how can I verify the landlord still lives there and hasn't recently moved?
I'm thinking of going with a friend who could act as a witness. Is it alright to take a video with a cellphone of putting the evidence through the mailbox?
What happens if the landlord refuses it? For example he comes to the door and won't take it from my hand, or wouldn't sign for the delivery?