Since the start of Covid-19, many people are shopping online more than ever before and this means that they are having everyday items, to food, delivered to their front doors.
With the increase in package deliveries also comes an increase in crime across the United States.
If you’ve faced the problem of having packages stolen from your multifamily property, you can eliminate this problem by following these tips.
Tip #1 – Only Allow Packages To Be Delivered To The Office
This tip only works if your multifamily property has an office onsite. The good news is that allowing packages to be delivered only to your office eliminates the threat of having packages stolen from your tenants if they are left in front of your tenant’s rental units for long periods.
Tip #2 – Invest In A Storage Locker Or Hub
Another solution is to consider investing in a storage locker or hub system. This solution can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 but it’s something to consider since it’s a safe and effective way to accept packages at your multifamily property.
Tip #3 – Don’t Allow Deliveries
Aside from the solutions that we’ve offered you so far in this article, another tip that you may want to consider is not allowing package deliveries at all.
Instead of allowing deliveries, you could make it known that tenants are to pick up their packages from the local USPS, UPS, or Fed-Ex distribution center.
Using this approach may be unpopular with most tenants but it’s going to save you the time, money, and hassle of getting sued by a tenant who had their packages stolen after they were left at the front door of their property.
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