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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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SSA Advocacy News & Resources

The Self Storage Association (SSA) is the voice of the self storage industry and serves as the industry’s primary advocate on legislative matters and government relations. SSA furthers the industry’s public policy agenda by actively working with elected officials and lobbyists on legislative issues affecting the industry’s welfare.

Over the past decade, the SSA has spent millions of dollars influencing dozens of relevant laws, as well as adding specialty licenses for the offering of tenant insurance, and authorizing reasonable late fees, dealing with abandoned records and vehicles, and fighting the imposition of sales taxes on self storage rents in a dozen other states.

Government Relations

SSA Government Relations are managed by the SSA President & CEO, SSA General Counsel and the SSA Director of Government Relations with input from SSA's Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee made up of self storage facility operators and public company representatives.


Legislation

What We Do

The SSA represents the US storage industry before federal and state government entities as well as local government and non-governmental bodies.

Over the past decade, the SSA has spent millions of dollars influencing over 60 relevant laws, as well as adding specialty licenses for the offering of tenant insurance, and authorizing reasonable late fees, dealing with abandoned records and vehicles, and fighting the imposition of sales taxes on self storage rents in a dozen other states.

Certified Mail

This effort seeks to eliminate the requirement to send lien notifications via certified mail, as opposed to "verified mail."

Newspaper Advertising

This effort seeks to eliminate or modify the requirement to publish auction notices "in a newspaper of general circulation," as opposed to simply posting online.

Vehicles & Watercraft

This effort would allow the operator to dispose of abandoned vehicles and watercraft more expeditiously.

Email Notifications

This effort seeks to provide operators with the ability to email lien notifications and other official communications.

Contractual Value Limitations

Provides basic limits of the amount or value of contents in a storage container.

Late Fee Standardization

An industry-wide effort to standardize late fees in the amount of $20 or 20 percent, whichever is greater.

Limited Lines Insurance

This effort would allow and regulate the sale of limited lines insurance.

Building Codes

Monitoring and/or amending reasonable building code requirements for the industry.

Online Auctions

This effort provides operators with the ability to hold auctions online as opposed to at your facility.

The SSA is ever vigilant in protecting the industry from unnecessary laws or regulations. If you have questions or concerns regarding the industry’s relationship with the government, please feel free to contact us.

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