Some property owners are switching over to Airbnb.

Some property owners are switching over to Airbnb, because they see a profit in being able to charge more to individuals who are looking to come to a city for a five day vacation versus an individual paying rent once a month. Although it looks like a good idea, it can present problems for a resident looking to vacation in Miami for one week, and they live in Gary, Indiana, and they receive an auto-shipment on a weekly basis from Amazon.com, and so while in Miami they receive the order, and forget to change the auto-shipment location back to Gary, Indiana. The landlord of the 8 unit complex hasn’t informed you that they have switched 3 of the units to Airbnb properties, so the Letter Carrier, UPS driver, FedEx driver, Amazon driver all assume that someone new has moved into the apartment, but more than likely since the Letter Carrier comes on a daily basis, and they interact more with the residents then they will more than likely know that there’s going to be someone different staying at apartment 3 on a weekly basis because the landlord is looking to make a profit with three of their units instead of the other 5 units that have tenants who are paying rent on a monthly basis. As a driver it’s important to look for signs that an apartment, or unit might be vacant such as no curtains, or if boxes are sitting at the door with no longer here, or vacant written on them.

If you use the auto-ship feature remember that it’s your responsibility to switch your account back to your original address, because if you receive an item once every week, and you don’t receive it, chances are great that your item could be in Miami being delivered to resort where you stayed at last week.