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.
Determining How Long to Keep Tenant Files and Abandoned Records in Self-Storage
Get the answer to this important question: How long do I keep the private information of former self-storage tenants who move out voluntarily, or business records left in abandoned or auctioned units? ...More
Arizona Self Storage Association Offers Automated Mailing Forms
As a member benefit, the Arizona Self Storage Association has created a series of fully automated mailing forms for sending notices with a Certificate of Mailing. ...More
Risk-Proofing Your Boat/RV-Storage Operation: Insurance and More
Before adding boat and RV storage to an existing or new facility, self-storage operators should determine their insurance exposures and other risks. ...More
Free Webinar Addresses Abandoned Records in Self-Storage
Inside Self-Storage and industry legal expert Jeffrey Greenberger will present a free webinar titled “Addressing Abandoned Records in Self-Storage: What We Can Learn From Maine" on Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m. ET. ...More
Early-Bird Deadline Approaches for Self-Storage Expo in Washington, D.C.
The early-bird discount registration rates for the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C., expire on July 31. ...More
Arizona Governor Signs Bill for Improved Self-Storage Lien Law
Arizona self-storage operators breathe a sign of relief today as Gov. Janet Brewer has signed into law HB2435, a bill that amends the notification requirements for self-storage lien sales. ...More
Self-Storage Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Accidents can happen even in the safest and cleanest work environments. Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers against lawsuits resulting from work-related accidents, providing medical care and compensation for lost income to employee(s). This important coverage ...More
California Self Storage Association Calls for Legislative Support
The California Self Storage Association is appealing to self-storage operators in the state to assist in the cause to amend AB 655, the California lien law. ...More
Legislative Victory for Arizona Self-Storage Operators!
In the wee hours of this morning, while exhausted Arizona legislators worked to pass a budget, self-storage operators in the state landed a fantastic victory with the passage of HB2435, a bill that amends the notification requirements for self-storage lien sales. ...More
Lien Sales Get More Action at Upland Self-Storage
As the unemployment rate climbs, so does the occurrence of and interest in self-storage auctions, according to the Contra Cost Times. ...More