Self Storage Laws
Updated almost all states January 2015 for the 2014 legislative session.
*some states have started charging a fee for accessing their state statutes. We will try to continue serving the storage industry and it's customers with as many state statutes as possible.
California Customer Record's Law
California Civil Code section 1798.80-1798.84 talks about what is considered personal information. A tenant's address is on the list of personal information to be protected. A lot of payment receipts that are generated by Self Storage software have the tenant's home address on there. Anyone making a payment on the account receives a receipt with the tenant's name, unit number, and address. This does seem to be in violation of the statute. I would recommend removing that information from the receipts that you hand to the payee.
Property Limits Case Nevada
ELI MELLOR, Plaintiff(s),
WEST TROP STORAGE, LLC dba GREAT AMERICAN STORAGE SOLUTIONS, Defendant(s).
United States District Court, D. Nevada.
A little Trip Wire for storage facilities that California has added to the "Hiring" section of the California Civil Code:
SB-1186 has added to:
CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE 5. HIRING
CHAPTER 1. HIRING IN GENERAL ................................. 1925-1938
1938. A commercial property owner or lessor shall state on every
lease form or rental agreement executed on or after July 1, 2013,
whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection
by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and, if so, whether the
property has or has not been determined to meet all applicable
construction-related accessibility standards pursuant to Section
Death of a Storage Tenant
We have added a new article section for probate and property distributions for each state. I will be adding each state as soon as possible.
Some of the changes to lien laws are removing the lien sale advertising in the newspaper requirement.
I was little unsure these changes but after talking with the Stockton Record and seeing the article in the Wall Street Journal, it makes sense to move the lien sale advertising requirement from the printed version.
Nobody from the Stockton Record could explain why it would be important to keep the newspaper legal advertisement requirements.
From the WSJ.com Sector :
Newspaper Publishing Revenue 2010 (in millions):$40,726 Decline 2000-2010: -35.9% Forecast Decline 2010-2016:-18.8%
Establishments 2010: 6,128 Decline 2000-2010 Forecast: -28.6% Decline 2010-2016: -17.6%
The newspaper industry was able to fake their importance with a senator from southern California by claiming the storage facilities potential for mischief is limitless and the newspaper in the judicial district deputizes the entire community. Our city of almost 300,000 there is a subscription rate of under 5%, I do not see how that can deputize the entire community.