Charles Redmond, owner of Red Mountain Storage in Chestertown, N.Y., has allegedly failed to comply with the state’s lien laws, according to an article in North Country Gazette.
New York State Lien Law, which regulates the seizure of goods from a self-storage unit for non-payment of rent, requires legal notice of the sale and conduction of an auction. The North Country Gazette article questions whether Redmond is complying with the law.
It states Redmond has been known to “seize a storage unit for alleged non-payment of rent and simply open the doors to conduct a garage sale of the seized goods, including allowing his own family members to take or buy goods from the seized property.” The act is prohibited under state law, the article states.
The article also claims Redmond isn’t properly notifying the public about the auctions because the ads posted in the local penny saver do not meet the requirements of the state law. Nor is he conducting a true auction as defined by state law.
Additional articles about Redmond’s battles with the city over zoning laws and other alleged infractions have been documented in the newspaper.
Source: North Country Gazette, Ex-Cop Again Conducting Illegal Sales Of Storage