TIP OF THE MONTH - February 2016
Source: Practical Apartment Management
Edward N. Kelly-Second Edition
certainly will notice the mailboxes near the entrance door. These
boxes should be uniformly labeled by management. Boxes indiscriminately
identified with business cards, plastic tape, hand printing, and
stickers only detract from the building’s appearance. The
exteriors of the boxes should be kept neat and clean.
One problem you will discover with mailboxes is that
handbills cannot be placed in them. In fact, only items
officially sent through the mail legally can be inserted in
mailboxes. This means that handbills will be dumped on the floor
beneath the boxes. Handbills are an unfortunate fact of life in
apartments. You cannot get rid of them, but you can provide a special box or rack, or shelf where handbills can be placed.
It is a good idea, too, to have a small waste
receptacle near the mailboxes and a shelf below the boxes.
Tenants will find the shelf handy when sorting their mail and the waste
receptacle convenient for tossing junk mail, which, otherwise, may end
up on the entrance or hall floor. Daily pickup of this material
would be part of the maintenance schedule.
TIP FROM CROSSETT REAL ESTATE
Security issues are a concern for tenants.
We suggest having a mailbox with a key either inside or outside the
building with plenty of lighting. Talk with your Post Office regarding
your concerns and suggestions. Our experience has shown the Post
Office to be very supportive in our efforts.
This web page was updated on 01/27/2016.