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Self-Storage Talk Featured Thread: Fighting With Tenants Over Stored Food and Related Problems

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It’s a no-brainer why self-storage operators don’t want tenants leaving food in their units … In a word: pests! Yet countless customers violate this important rule, either because they forget, they don’t think certain items qualify as “food” (such as jarred spices or canned goods), or they simply don’t care. Whatever the reason, you’re the one left dealing with the mess. Should this be a lease-terminating offense? Do you make the tenant pay for cleanup and extermination?

In this thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, members are discussing the steps they take when they discover provision-related problems in their units and what the consequences should be for renters who bring them about. How do you prevent or handle the food blues at your property?

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