Florida self-storage operators were thwarted last week in their effort to improve the law governing procedures for self-storage lien sales in the state.
The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) and national Self Storage Association (SSA) attempted to introduce legislation that would ease the financial burden of sending lien-sale notifications to storage tenants, replacing the existing requirement for Certified Mail with a less expensive communication method. The measure was added to a larger bill two weeks ago, but the bill was removed in the House Rules Committee before a vote was taken.
The associations are still committed to the campaign and will continue their efforts to modernize the state’s lien statute. To view the details of Florida’s existing “Self-Storage Facility Act” (Title VI, Chapter 83, Part III, Sections 83.801-83.809), visit www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes.