New Self-Storage Legislation Now In Effect in D.C.

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Jun 27, 2024 11:45:55 AM

The Self Storage Association (SSA) has reported that new legislation took effect this month in Washington D.C., updating the district's self-storage laws in three ways:


1. Self-storage operators can now send default notices to tenants via U.S. mail with a certificate of mailing. This eliminates the need for a newspaper ad to be published prior to a lien sale.


2. Self-storage operators can host online auctions in lieu of onsite lien sales and publish information about them.


3. Self-storage operators are authorized to tow for certain titled property.


According to the SSA, the bill (B250432) was signed into law on April 25 by Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C., on April 25, but the laws just recently went into effect.