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Self-Storage Talk Featured Thread: Unpaid Rent for Vehicle Storage


Vehicle storage can be a lucrative profit center for many self-storage facilities. However, offering this service comes with additional risks, particularly if a tenant falls behind on the rent. Auctioning a boat, trailer or car isn’t a simple endeavor and often involves jumping through many hoops.

In a recent thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, a member is seeking advice for dealing with a tenant who has stopped paying rent to store her hot-dog food truck. The customer isn’t responding to outreach, and the vehicle doesn’t have any identification, further complicating the problem. What would you do in this situation? Share and get advice on storing (and evicting) vehicles from a storage property.

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