• More Than One Basket
    [ Mobile Storage ] "There can be many advantages of expanding an existing self-storage operation into container storage, even for a mom-and-pop type of facility. Perhaps the greatest advantage is it adds diversification to the revenue of the facility. But, opening and ...More
    April 1, 2003 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Nuwanda
    I didn't attend a posh preparatory school like the Welton Academy featured in the 1989 film classic Dead Poets Society. And, granted, I graduated 30 years later than the film-set year 1959. Even still, who didn't feel inspired--and just a wee bit melancholy and maudlin--by ...More
    April 1, 2003 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • SSA Headquarters Office 6506 Loisdale Road, Suite 315Springfield, VA 22150703.921.9123Fax: 703.921.9105E-mail: ssa@selfstorage.org SSA Cincinnati Office 4777 Redbank Expressway, Suite 10Cincinnati, OH 45227513.272.3111Fax: 513.272.3224E-mail: martham@selfstorage.org ...More
    March 18, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Avoiding A Wrongful Sale
    Although the industry has seen some tremendous changes over the last few years in the area of construction design, management software and security, there have also been a few significant legislative changes concerning the lien laws that impact the operation of self-storage ...More
    March 1, 2003 Scott I. Zucker Posted in Articles
  • Construction Corner
    Construction Corner is a Q&A column committed to answering reader-submitted questions regarding construction and development. Inquiries may be sent to construction@ministorage.com. Q: I am having problems with tenants using the dumpster in the back of the facility to ...More
    March 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Looming Legal Issues
    When you first get involved in self-storage, there are so many things to think about and so many decisions to make, you may forget all about the legal issues facing you. Presuming you have survived the buying of a facility and the process of obtaining zoning approval; ...More
    March 1, 2003 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Seven Steps of Grief
    You're the kind of self-storage owner who is trying to make the best of his investment. You are looking for new things to do to help your business--and new ways of doing them. You find an idea that looks good and you want to implement it. You meet with your store manager ...More
    March 1, 2003 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Bankruptcy and the Self-Storage Tenant
    It is crucial a self- storage owner take all the appropriate steps when advised a tenant is bankrupt. Handling this matter properly will ensure the owner is not in violation of bankruptcy law and can proceed in his efforts to collect the secured debt. Types of Bankruptcy ...More
    March 1, 2003 Scott I. Zucker and Lisa S. Cohen Posted in Articles
  • Are Monthly Rates a Thing of the Past?
    My life and its events are always in a state of flux. The only constant is change itself. Our self-storage industry is no exception. One thing I thought was a rock-solid foundation of our business was the concept of monthly rent. Whether you prefer the first of the month or ...More
    March 1, 2003 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Beware Asbestos in U.K. and European Conversions
    Asbestos material in buildings is still a concern in the United Kingdom and Europe. For those anticipating purchasing a building for conversion into self-storage, here is the low down on what to anticipate.The potentially hazardous material that may be present in your new ...More
    March 1, 2003 Graham Lomax Posted in Articles