Navigating the complicated maze of self-storage legal issues confounds many self-storage managers and owners. With laws and regulations in constant flux, keeping up-to-date with the legal issues surrounding a self-storage business is paramount to its survival. Today’s self-storage managers and owners must deal with a number of legal challenges including lien sales and auctions, abandonment of goods and documents, changes in state legislation, tenant bankruptcy or death, collections, rental agreement validity, protection of tenant information, and the storage of boats, RVs and other vehicles. Operators must understand the lien-sale process and execute it correctly every time to avoid exposure to litigation. Self-storage associations are continually challenging dated city and state laws regarding lien sales, the notification process and other legal concerns to strengthen operator rights.
Manhattan Self-Storage Owner Victorious in Eminent Domain Case
Yesterday a New York appeals court ruled that the state could not use eminent domain on behalf of Columbia University to take land from self-storage owner Nicholas Sprayregen and the owner of two gas stations. ...More
Inside Self-Storage Releases Factbook 2010
Inside Self-Storage has released its annual Factbook for 2010. The comprehensive educational tool is a collection of instructive articles covering the gamut of the self-storage experience. ...More
20 Units Compromised at Budget Self Storage in Manatee, FL
On Tuesday, locks were cut off of approximately 20 units at Budget Self Storage in Manatee, Fla. ...More
Inside Self-Storage World Expo Divulges Education Program for Las Vegas
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo is pleased to unveil the education program for its upcoming event in Las Vegas, March 1-3, 2010. The self-storage industry’s largest conference and tradeshow will offer 36 educational seminars, four add-on intensive workshops, two days of ...More
Self-Storage Thoughts: Getting Beyond Survival in 2010
Inside Self-Storage's longtime columnist talks about how self-storage operators need to embrace fresh ideas to survive in the new year, his enjoyment of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C., and looking ahead to the next show in Las Vegas. ...More
Missing-Person Case Files Saved From Self-Storage Auction
The National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) reached an agreement with Allstate Self Storage of Phoenix to avoid having 30,000 missing-person case files sold at auction. ...More
Allstate Self Storage to Auction Missing-Persons Case Files
Allstate Self Storage in North Phoenix plans to auction off more than 30,000 files filled with clients’ personal information from the National Center for Missing Adults, a delinquent tenant of the storage facility. ...More
Self-Storage Operators BEWARE: Wrongful-Sale Scam!
There's a new self-storage scam relating to lien sales that all self-storage owners and operators need to know and understand. ...More
ISS Expo: D.C. Show a Success, Vegas Shines Bright on the Horizon
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5-8, was a great success. But now, with the fall show behind us, all eyes are on the ISS Expo in Las Vegas, the industry's largest conference and tradeshow of 2010. Self-storage professionals will gather March 1-3 ...More
Pre-Registration Rates End Friday for the ISS Expo in D.C.
The discount pre-registration rates for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C., expire on Oct. 2. ...More