March 28, 2024

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox last week signed Senate Bill 265 (SB 265), which modifies the state’s self-storage legislation. SB 265 goes into effect on May 1, according to a March 25 email newsletter sent by the Self Storage Association (SSA) to its members.

First, the bill allows self-storage operators to charge a late fee of $20 or 20%, whichever is greater, providing the amount and conditions of imposing the fee are clearly stated in the rental agreement. It also establishes a process for disposing of property left in a unit when a tenant’s rental is terminated for a reason other than non-payment.

In addition, SB 265 confirms that self-storage rental agreements may be delivered and signed electronically and identifies a process for how to modify the terms of these contracts when necessary. Notice must be sent via email or First-Class Mail to the tenant’s last-known address at least 30 days before the changes take effect.

The SSA represents more than 22,000 U.S. and international member-affiliated self-storage facilities, according to its website. It’s allied with several state and international self-storage associations and has about 6,000 members.

Source: SSA Magazine Weekly 3/25/24, Utah Bill Contains Important Reforms to Self Storage Law

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