The Rules of Renting Self Storage

6 May 2010 by

When you rent your self storage facility there are a few basic rules you should remember, the owner of the self storage facility you are renting from has ownership rights over every storage unit in the facility including the one you’re renting. The owner assumes responsibility for items being stored in each unit, which means when you sign your rental agreement you are agreeing to abide by all rules set forth by that particular storage facility. Rules vary by property and company but here are a few rules that are usually standard across the board.

  1. Animals are not allowed to be kept in your self storage unit. Keeping an animal in a self storage unit is considered cruel, irresponsible and inhumane and could eventually lead to their death. This rule is to protect the rights of the animals as well as the storage unit.
  2. Firearms and ammunition are not allowed to be stored in your storage unit mainly because state and law laws prohibit these items from storage units. Storing these items in your storage facility can also present a problem in the event of a fire these items can be explosive and endanger rescue workers.
  3. Flammable liquids are not permitted because they are usually illegal by law and could ignite a fire.
  4. Perishable items such as food, beverages and plants are not allowed
  5. Hazardous items or waste that could harm anyone if exposed to these materials are not allowed to be stored in a storage unit.
  6. Anything illegal such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen items or other illegal property cannot be storage in your self storage facility.

This list is not complete so check with the manager of the storage facility for a complete list of items that are prohibited. General rule of thumb though is that if the item is questionable and you are in doubt of whether or not you should be placing it into your self storage unit then it’s safe to assume that it is probably not allowed.

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3 Comments

  • Brooklyn Storage says:

    My biggest regret with moving to NYC was not using a self storage facility. These professional movers tore up some of my leather furniture when all I had to do was place it in a storage facility. I recommend it.

  • admin says:

    I am sorry to hear about your mishap with professional movers, we will try to do a piece on how to protect your furniture during a move.

  • Private warehouses and storage spaces are offered by some companies for safe-keeping of personal assets. So how do you easily locate a local company in your vicinity?

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