January 18, 2012 12:23 PM
When people join clubs or organizations, they generally want to know the benefits of belonging to the organization. They want to know what they will get out of it. If you don't belong to your state's self storage association, I strongly encourage you to look into it because there are many, many benefits. [More]
September 1, 2011 11:05 AM
This year, Tennessee, Nevada, California, and Illinois passed legislation that impacted storage facility owners. The legislation addresses lien notices, sale of property, guidelines for issues involving late fees, and enforcement procedures.
The new legislation in Tennessee went into effect on July 1, 2011. Dee Sharp, Tennessee Self Storage Association President, said, "The passing of this bill is a significant milestone for our industry because it gives parameters that level the playing field among competitors and protects consumers' interests." [More]
February 2, 2010 9:31 AM
This week the Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSSA) opened its new self-storage auctions website. The website allows Arizona self-storage facilities to post notices related to upcoming auction sales. Interested buyers can go to the website and see a comprehensive list of auctions that are coming up all over the state. They can search the listing by date, city, zip code, or facility name....
The auctions website is just the most recent in a series of steps the Arizona Self Storage Association has taken to try to automate the process of holding auctions and lien sales. Last August, the AZSSA began offering its members a series of automated mailing forms to use in sending lien-sale notices with a Certificate of Mailing. (Because of changes to Arizona's lien laws, members do not have to send their lien notices by certified mail any more--instead, they can use First Class Mail.) The forms offered by the AZSSA were approved by the Postal Service and can be downloaded from the AZSSA website. They are also available on disks and in print, in the AZSSA's Resource Book. [More]
February 1, 2010 1:04 PM
The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) announced last week that it will include two legal seminars and two webinars as part of its Storage Education series.
The legal seminars will cover Texas self-storage laws relating to vehicle and boat lien sale procedures, which have changed since the last legislative session. The seminars will enable owners, managers, and developers to familiarize themselves with the changes. The two seminars will be held on February 18, at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio, and on March 24, at the Hilton Houston Westchase, in Houston. Each seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [More]