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Court case highlights self-storage protections for active-duty military

Court case highlights self-storage protections for active-duty military

John Egan September 3, 2014 0

A federal court case offers a costly reminder of the delicate legalities surrounding the rental of self-storage units by active-duty military personnel. According to the Military Times newspaper, an Army soldier has won a settlement

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7 ways to keep your self-storage business out of legal hot water

7 ways to keep your self-storage business out of legal hot water

Deb Hipp January 16, 2014 1

In 2013, parties in a class-action lawsuit against SUSA California Storage and Extra Space Storage reached a settlement in a case claiming those companies locked out past-due tenants prematurely and charged illegal fees. Class

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A&E Wins First Round of ‘Storage Wars’ Legal Battle

A&E Wins First Round of ‘Storage Wars’ Legal Battle

John Donegan March 19, 2013 0

A&E won big last Tuesday, as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson threw out David Hester’s “unfair business practices” claim on First Amendment grounds. As if this wasn’t painful enough for Hester, Johnson

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Guns in Self-Storage: What You Should Know

Guns in Self-Storage: What You Should Know

John Donegan March 12, 2013 4

With President Obama and the Senate Judiciary Committee currently discussing gun reform, we thought it would be an apt time to discuss the laws surrounding guns in self-storage. Pursuant to personal preferences and state law,

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Courts Cracking Down on Wrongful Lien Sales

Courts Cracking Down on Wrongful Lien Sales

John Donegan March 6, 2013 17

When a Georgia woman went to Walker Mountain Storage to retrieve things from her self-storage locker last week, she was appalled to find it completely empty. The facility accidentally auctioned off the woman’s possessions,

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Sequestration: What It Means for Self-Storage

Sequestration: What It Means for Self-Storage

John Donegan February 28, 2013 3

Scheduled to kick in on Friday, the sequester will result in $85 billion worth of non-discriminate, across-the-board spending cuts over a seven month period. Unless Congress comes up with an alternative deficit-reduction deal, these cuts will

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The Fight Against Sales Tax to Continue in 2013

The Fight Against Sales Tax to Continue in 2013

John Donegan February 12, 2013 1

It’s no secret that the self-storage industry is a behemoth–a lucrative target for cash-strapped states. Every year, the National Self-Storage Association and the State Associations join forces to battle state legislators’ proposals to tax self-storage rents.

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Tax-Deferral Mechanisms for Self-Storage Owners

Tax-Deferral Mechanisms for Self-Storage Owners

John Donegan February 7, 2013 0

1031 EXCHANGES One of the most unique aspects of owning self-storage real estate is the ability to defer capital gains taxes through the use of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Using a 1031

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Family Loses Their Self-Storage Business Due To Grievances From Neighbors

Family Loses Their Self-Storage Business Due To Grievances From Neighbors

John Donegan January 16, 2013 8

An Ohio family’s American Dream has turned into a legal nightmare. Back in 2004, Lisa and Howard Gray bought land on Pennyroyal Road in Clearcreek Township, borrowed $300,000, built buildings on the property, and created a successful

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