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Scott Zucker

self storage abandonment

2 Jan, 2024

Abandoned Property in Self Storage: What the law says

The question of “abandonment” of stored property is challenging in the self-storage industry....

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bankrupt tenant

11 Oct, 2023

What Do I Do If My Tenant Files Bankruptcy?

It is crucial that a self-storage owner takes all the appropriate steps when advised that a tenant...

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self storage towing

19 Sep, 2023

Self Storage Legal: To Tow or Not to tow?

The issue of towing at self-storage facilities must be broken down into two very separate areas....

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15 Aug, 2023

Should On-Site Managers Have Dogs On Their Properties?

I have to start out by saying….I love dogs! I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t have...

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10 Aug, 2023

What Privacy Exists in a Self Storage Unit?

Much has been discussed recently about the growth of technology to manage the shift towards...

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cyber insurance

29 Jun, 2023

Understanding the Need for Cyber Insurance

A manager of a facility accidentally clicks on a malware link embedded in a fraudulent e-mail...

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self storage debt

23 May, 2023

Third-Party Management Debt Collector?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was enacted in 1978 to protect consumers from abuse...

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virtual self storage facility

7 Mar, 2023

What Is A “Virtual” Self-Storage Facility?

It is exciting to see the self-storage industry evolve to capture the growth of available...

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tenant agreement

23 Jan, 2023

Care Requirements: What Are The Duties Of A Self Storage Tenant?

Self-storage rental agreements are very clear that owners and operators do not assume bailment for...

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4 Oct, 2022

Virtual Liabilities: Cyber Risks and Self-Storage

The self-storage market has been valued globally at over $40 billion. As part of the industry’s...

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social media dispute

5 Apr, 2022

Settling Tenant Disputes In The Age Of Social Media

A self-storage facility, like all businesses, is subject to the risk of dissatisfied customers....

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covid impacts self storage

29 Sep, 2021

Rental Rate Pressures During COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we sit here today, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As a result, issues...

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24 Aug, 2021

Firearms In The Workplace: Creating The Right Company Policy

The question of whether an employer can restrict their employees from bringing guns into the...

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self storage resiliency

10 May, 2021

The Resiliency Of The Self-Storage Industry

Over the last year, through a massive public health crisis and a distressed economy, the...

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lease termination rights

4 Feb, 2021

Dealing With The New Normal: Enhancing Owner Lease Termination Rights

At the end of each year, we like to look back and analyze the past year to see what we can do to...

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3 Dec, 2020

The Benefits Of Arbitration To Resolve Tenant Disputes

It is inevitable that disputes will occur between self-storage tenants and facility operators....

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pandemic responsibilities

29 Oct, 2020

What Are A Landlord's Obligations To Its Tenants During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

As we move into the fifth month of the pandemic, there remain conflicting signs of our future....

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deferred maintenance

1 Oct, 2019

The Problems With Deferred Maintenance

Regular maintenance on leased real estate is a topic that affects all property owners and...

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