• February 21, 2024

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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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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mold self storage

20 Dec, 2022

Liability Issues Involving Mold

Mold is a naturally occurring condition arising from moisture. In self-storage, that moisture can...

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29 Nov, 2022

Rights And Obligations: New Consumer Privacy Laws Impact Businesses

The passing of consumer privacy laws by state legislatures, which establish new consumer privacy...

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30 Aug, 2022

Cuts And Conditions: Tax Plans For 2022

With the self-storage operation’s 2021 taxes finished or postponed until later, it’s time to think...

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23 Aug, 2022

Family Business Trusts: Protecting Valuable Assets From Outside Threats

James runs a rapidly growing family business. Things are going great now, but he worries about the...

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19 Jul, 2022

Take A Safe Route: Mapping Out The Lien Sale Process For Titled Property

Selling personal property from a self-storage unit is one thing, but what happens when there is...

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21 Jun, 2022

Legitimate Lien Sales: Special Units Need Special Auctions 

Unlike what you see in reality TV shows, most abandoned units stored at self-storage facilities...

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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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consumer privacy

6 Aug, 2021

Consumer Privacy Concerns In Self-Storage

One of the bigger issues facing both companies and their customers (and even potential customers)...

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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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self storage auction

29 Mar, 2021

Before The Hammer: Hits Preparing For Lien Sales And Auctions

Reality television shows such as “Storage Wars” have popularized self-storage auctions. To 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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marijuana at work

10 Dec, 2020

Marijuana In The Workplace

As of Jan. 1, 2020, there are 11 states (and the District of Columbia) that have legalized the...

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arbitration

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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23 Sep, 2020

Pandemic Lien Sale Restrictions: Going Forward After Commercial Eviction Bans

The self-storage industry has not gone through the COVID-19 crisis unscathed, especially in...

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25 Aug, 2020

Securing Credit Card Information

By J. Ashley Oblinger, Esq.Associate Attorney Over the last few months, we have all experienced...

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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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1 May, 2019

Fair Assessments: How To Appeal Property Taxes

Studies have shown that property taxes are the most hated taxes in America. Why? There might be...

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20 Mar, 2019

Compliance With The ADA

When Are Repairs To A Facility Not “Readily Achievable”? Self-storage facilities are “public...

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1 Jan, 2019

E-Sign Lease Agreements

Understanding the Legalities Starting with the passage of the E-Sign law in 2000 (formally the...

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