By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Self storage operators face issues similar to other landlords when confronted with defaulting renters. Costs remain constant (or increase, but the income the operators rely upon does not materialize. Most states have laws that permit lien sales (states may have their own names for the sales) which require that specific steps be followed to sell the articles left in a storage unit, usually by auction. Those procedures usually require notification to the unit renter as well as publication. A good compilation of those laws is available at www.InsideSelfStorage.com.