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Legal Issues

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 about the new ballgame that is the 2022 tax...

Liability Issues Involving Mold

Mold is a naturally occurring condition arising from moisture. In self-storage, that moisture can arise from a defect in the ventilation of the constructed...

Rental Rate Pressures During COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we sit here today, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As a result, issues that many self-storage operators had thought were...

Consumer Privacy Concerns In Self-Storage

One of the bigger issues facing both companies and their customers (and even potential customers) today is the collection, retention, and possible dissemination of...

The Resiliency Of The Self-Storage Industry

Over the last year, through a massive public health crisis and a distressed economy, the self-storage industry has once again shown its resolute strength...

Before The Hammer: Hits Preparing For Lien Sales And Auctions

Reality television shows such as “Storage Wars” have popularized self-storage auctions. To the average consumer, they’re full of drama, colorful characters, and fun. However, those...

Marijuana In The Workplace

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

The Benefits Of Arbitration To Resolve Tenant Disputes

It is inevitable that disputes will occur between self-storage tenants and facility operators. Those disputes can range from alleged property loss and damage claims...

Securing Credit Card Information

By J. Ashley Oblinger, Esq.Associate Attorney Over the last few months, we have all experienced many changes to our daily activities, from sheltering in place...

The Problems With Deferred Maintenance

Regular maintenance on leased real estate is a topic that affects all property owners and managers. Although budgets are often drafted to consider regular ongoing maintenance...

Compliance With The ADA

When Are Repairs To A Facility Not "Readily Achievable"? Self-storage facilities are "public accommodations" under the Americans with Disabilities Act. As such, facility operators are required...

E-Sign Lease Agreements

Understanding the Legalities Starting with the passage of the E-Sign law in 2000 (formally the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act), landlords, including self-storage...
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All About Bluetooth Low Energy

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Why Your Self Storage Facility Needs an Integrated Payment System

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