It’s a reality in the self-storage industry that customers will sometimes simply abandon their property. Here are some procedures operators should follow to prevent abandonment, or if it occurs, to legally empty the unit.
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As self-storage operators review their rental agreements for possible 2018 updates, the three hottest issues revolve around consent for text communication, arbitration to resolve disputes and mandatory tenant-insurance requirements.
As technology becomes a larger part of the self-storage world, not only must owners and managers adjust their operation to accommodate these changes, they must address related issues of legal compliance. Here’s how to stay within the law when usi…
Most self-storage businesses will eventually be sued. Read what occurs during litigation and the steps facility owners should take to ensure they mount the most effective defense to protect their assets.
The best way to reduce your business liability is to understand your risks and adjust your practices accordingly. The top legal threats for self-storage operators in 2017 fall into three categories: technology, ADA accessibility and court intervention….
The new federal overtime regulations will affect millions of U.S. workers, including self-storage managers and the companies that employ them. Here’s an outline of the changes and how storage operations could be impacted.
Self-storage operators are confronted with a number of legal pressures, including the need to comply with ever-changing lien laws and keep tenant information secure. Here are some of the top threats you face today and ways to better protect your busine…
Self-storage operators face many legal challenges and can often be confused about the right course of action. The following offers insight on how to handle three common issues: tenant death or divorce, and disasters.
New federal regulations that apply to overtime standards will soon affect how self-storage owners pay non-exempt employees. The author outlines the new standards and what they mean for the industry.
Business Records in Delinquent or Abandoned Self-Storage Units: What to Do When You’re Stuck With the Files
It’s not uncommon for a self-storage operator to open a delinquent or abandoned unit and discover the tenant has left behind boxes of business files. Follow this advice to legally and properly dispose of the records and reclaim your space.