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Two Upcoming Free Webinars for Self Storage Owners and Operators

by Tony Gonzalez June 6, 2013 12:53 PM
One of the great benefits of the Internet is the ability for people to hold – and attend -- online webinars. “Attending” an online webinar is much cheaper than going in person to meetings because expenses like airplane tickets, hotels, and per diem for food are not incurred. [More]

New York Legislature Considers Self Storage Insurance Bill

by John Stevens April 1, 2010 4:26 PM
New York State Senator Neil Breslin has introduced a bill authorizing New York state self-storage operators to offer pay-with-rent insurance plans to their tenants. The bill has been sent to the Senate’s Insurance Committee for consideration. Similar laws have so far been passed in 10 states, including California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Washington. Currently, according to research reported by Inside Self-Storage last March, more than 70 percent of self storage operators nationwide do not offer tenant insurance. Many of those who do offer insurance do so simply by handing tenants a brochure that refers them to an insurance company offering a mail-in tenant insurance plan. [More]