Insurance


  • Anticipating the Refinance
    The fall marks the season when many people focus on time ahead. The kids are back in school, summer vacations are over, and the days are getting shorter. This is the time when I start the house projects I put off over the summer. Have you ever noticed the first 80 percent ...More
    November 1, 2002 Neal Gussis Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Fire Prevention and Safety
    FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS HELD EACH YEAR TO COMMEMORATE ONE OF THE WORST FIRES IN AMERICAN HISTORY--the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. According to popular legend, at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, a cow in a barn behind Katherine O'Leary's cottage at 137 DeKoven St. kicked ...More
    November 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Legal Libations
    YOU'VE DONE THE RESEARCH, POURED OVER THE POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS, AND THERE IS DEFINITELY A NEED FOR WINE STORAGE IN YOUR AREA. It would make a nice adjunct to your existing facility and entice new customers to view the premises. You have brainstormed a marketing plan and ...More
    October 1, 2002 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Offering Tenant Insurance
    THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIME THAT CAN AFFECT SELF-STORAGE BUSINESSES: burglary, arson, vandalism, drugs and many more. With the various items tenants store in self-storage facilities, it isn't surprising break-ins and theft are one of the most significant ongoing ...More
    October 1, 2002 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • A Complete Rental Package
    AS THE ONSITE MANAGER AT A STORAGE FACILITY, YOUR MAIN GOAL is to rent those units. You should be prepared to lease the units in an orderly, timely fashion. That means having all your paperwork in order and at your fingertips. Following is a list of all the items that ...More
    October 1, 2002 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • The Dangers of Mold
    In the litigious society in which we live, the insurance industry is concerned with an increase in claims relating to mold. There have been a number of cases where residential and commercial buildings have been contaminated with mold, causing bodily injury and property ...More
    September 1, 2002 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Protect Yourself From Tornado Disaster
    Many self-storage owners ask, "If my facility is well-built and secure, what could possibly happen? Why do I need insurance?" As we enter the stormy months of summer, one reason that comes to mind is tornadoes. Scientists are still trying to understand the phenomenon of ...More
    July 1, 2002 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Thanks for a Job Well Done
    I have been fortunate enough to write articles for Inside Self-Storage over the past several years, and this month I would like to use this column to acknowledge and praise a set of managers who work for me at Affordable Self Storage in Pacheco, Calif. Kevin and Louise ...More
    July 1, 2002 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles
  • Business-Interruption
    Every self-storage facility owner should be aware of the need to protect his income against business interruptions. If you should sustain a direct physical loss from a fire or other covered cause of loss, the chances are good you will also suffer an indirect loss of income. ...More
    May 1, 2002 David Wilhite Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Corner
    Floods can happen to any business at any time--you don't have to be located near water to be at risk. Heavy rains or winter-water runoff can cause flood damage, even in areas not normally prone to flooding. But did you know losses due to flooding are excluded from coverage ...More
    April 1, 2002 David Wilhite Posted in Articles