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What to do with client records when they have disappeared

We have some files of client records.  The client has since since disappeared of gone into liquidation.  What do I do with them?  They are taking up quite some space.

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29th Mar 2012 12:03

If in liquidation (check @ Cos House). ask the liquidator what he wants done with them. If he says send them to him make sure he pays the transportation costs

 

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By pawncob
29th Mar 2012 21:38

Winter fuel allowance

I thought they were part of the Government's "Cook the Books" campaign, so why not burn them?

When I moved offices they all went in the skip (suitably anonymised of course).

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30th Mar 2012 07:41

Caution

It's down to you but I'd personally stick to the 6 year rule. Whilst any comeback is unlikely in the case of a liquidated company, it is a record of your involvement during that period and if the former directors reappear you've still got something on file.

 

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30th Mar 2012 08:55

Can they be scanned?

If you can scan everything then I personally would scan and shred.

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