Ruh Roh: Your Landlord Might Stop Letting You Get Packages At Home

Ruh Roh: Your Landlord Might Stop Letting You Get Packages At Home

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Carrie McBride
Oct 26, 2015
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If you live in a large apartment building and can still receive packages there, count yourself lucky because, as The Wall Street Journal reports, residential management companies are beginning to curb or even ban the ability to receive packages at home. Why? Y'all are doing too much online shopping!

The Wall Street Journal reports on how large landlords are handling the avalanche of packages and the solutions (or coping mechanisms) include electronic lockers, delivery rooms with keypad access, putting restrictions on the size or weight of accepted packages, and, in the most extreme scenario, refusing to accept any packages for tenants. This step was taken by Camden Property Trust which initiated a ban on packages this year in its 59,000 units around the country. Last year, Camden was overwhelmed by almost a million packages delivered to its tenants.

So readers, if you live in a large building, how do you receive packages? If your ability to receive them at home has been restricted, what are you doing instead? Getting packages at work? Picking them up at UPS or another service?

More reading:

Web-Shopping Deluge Boxes In Landlords | The Wall Street Journal

Apartment Therapy writer Taryn lives in what she calls a "big corporate apartment community" and has struggled with receiving packages. She's written these two helpful posts worth checking out if you're in the same boat:

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