Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed into law a revised self-storage lien statute, and the Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) is hosting several regional seminars to educate facility operators about the new legislation. The three-hour seminar includes lunch and lien-law guidebook for $49.99. The scheduled locations are:
- May 29, Panama City
- May 31, Gainesville
- June 5, Ft. Lauderdale
- June 7, Melbourne
- June 12, Sarasota
- June 14, Orlando
Effective July 1, the lien law allows Florida self-storage operators to use cheaper and more effective delinquency-notification options, such as e-mail or First Class Mail with a Certificate of Mailing. The new statute also contains the following provisions:
- Tenants can provide a change of address to the facility using First Class Mail or e-mail.
- Self-storage rental contracts or applications ask whether a person is in the military.
More information about House Bill 715 and companion Senate Bill 646 can be found at FLSenate.gov.
The FSSA is a non-profit organization of businesspeople involved in the self-storage industry in Florida. Its members include facility owners, operators, vendors, developers, investors, property managers and suppliers.