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Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Scott  Zucker is a partner in the law firm of  Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik, P.C.  in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott specializes in business litigation with an emphasis on real estate, landlord-tenant and construction law. Scott is a frequent lecturer at national conventions and is the author of Legal Topics in Self Storage: A Sourcebook for Owners and Managers. He is also a partner in the Self Storage Legal Network, a subscription based legal services for self storage owners and managers. Scott can be reached at 404-364-4626 or at Scott@wzlegal.com

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The Risks of Cyber Liability in the Self Storage Industry
Certainly, the self storage industry has benefited from adding computers and the internet to their business operations over the last twenty years. The ability to store and transmit data about self storage tenants, the ease of managing financial transactions and the use of social media to engage greater marketing have certainly affected how facility operators conduct their business and have enhanced their bottom line profitability.
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| Categories: Legal, Insurance, Operations | Tags: Cyber Security, Computers, Networks | View Count: (537)
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Self Storage Not Wanted!

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Self Storage Not Wanted!
First it was Mayor DeBlazio supporting no self storage development in the Industrial Business Zones in New York. Next came the moratorium in Florida prohibiting self storage development along Highway 41.
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| Categories: Legislative / Regulatory | Tags: Self Storage Development, Government, Opposition | View Count: (794)
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Limited Lines Licensing for Self Storage

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Limited Lines Licensing for Self Storage
Over twenty states currently include a limited lines insurance program that specifically allows self storage operators to obtain an insurance license to sell tenant insurance (for loss or damage to stored goods) directly to their customers and to be entitled to receive a commission for the sale.
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| Categories: Legal, Legislative / Regulatory | Tags: Limited Lines, Insurance, Tenant Insurance, Legislation | View Count: (1137)
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Tenant Lease Termination

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Even though self storage facilities are constantly working to increase their occupancies, sometimes a self storage operator must make the decision to terminate the lease of a paying tenant. It may be that the tenant is using the rented space in violation of the rental agreement’s use provision or maybe the tenant is belligerent to the managers.
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| Categories: Legal | Tags: Eviction, Legal, Lease Termination | View Count: (1623)
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ADA Drive-By Lawsuits

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ADA Drive-By Lawsuits
You know a topic is relevant when “60 Minutes” runs a story on the topic. Their program titled “Drive-By Lawsuits” that aired in early December explained how the Americans with Disabilities Act has resulted in hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits where individuals have filed complaints against businesses not as actual customers, but based solely on a drive-by of the property or worse yet, by viewing the property on Google Maps and basing a claim on what is seen only from the computer screen.
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| Categories: Legal | Tags: Legal, ADA, Self Storage Lawsuits | View Count: (832)
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