After prodding by Guy Denos of California Storage Auctions, a publisher of self-storage auction information, and requests from many self-storage owners and managers, industry professional Ron VanVarden of Stockton, Calif., has launched a new industry resource, the Storagelaws Network, found at www.storagelaws.net. The website provides free access to information regarding state self-storage lien laws.
VanVarden initially created the website for the internal use of a self-storage company that operates in California and Nevada. When the website was picked up by search engines, what was meant for internal company use became a very busy website, he said.
There has not been a no-cost, one-stop resource for locating state lien laws for the self-storage industry. Just look on eBay, and you can find storage facilities from California to North Carolina selling whole units or piecing out units. So many facilities make their own rules--it puts the whole industry under scrutiny, VanVarden added.
The Storagelaws Network experienced a major upgrade over the last year, including the addition of modified fonts to make it easier to view the web pages on PDAs, Macintosh computers and Unix/Linux systems. In addition, font-size control was added on the state pages, which allows site visitors to adjust the size of the law text. The website also includes an RSS feed.
For more information, call 209.466.4444; e-mail [email protected].