Compliance for Self-Storage Operators

By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Can I Pursue Storage Liens Against Active-Duty Servicemembers?

To avoid heavy fines or even imprisonment, it's critical for anyone pursuing a lien on the property or effects of a servicemember to fully understand and follow the SCRA.

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Can I Evict Self Storage Tenants?

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.

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

What Self-Storage Owners Should Know About the SCRA

Owners and landlords of storage facilities can benefit greatly from being familiar with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, also known as the Civil Service Relief Act. Armed with this knowledge, they can ensure their money collection activities comply with federal law. 

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Does the New SCRA Lease Termination Law Apply to Landlords?

Landlords and property management firms need to be aware of a recent change to the SCRA lease termination laws. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects servicemembers from a host of legal actions, including foreclosures and evictions, without a court order....

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

What Do I Need to Know about Storage Units and the SCRA?

One area where the SCRA comes into play is with storage units. When is it legal to enforce a lien, seize the property and auction it off?

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Why Do I Need an Affidavit of Due Diligence?

When, despite all your best efforts, you cannot determine the military status of the defendant in your court case, you will need an affidavit of due diligence. Some businesses deal with members of the military more than others. These include...

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

The Military Affidavit in the Collection Process

certificate of nonmilitary servic To verify military status of an individual and get a military affidavit, log in to your account above. If you aren’t registered, you can register here. Transcript: Let’s first define the military affidavit. As you can see...

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Can I Evict A Tenant With Active Military Status?

Certain civil protections exist under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act that protect members of the armed forces from civil actions, including evictions.

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