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Archive by author: Carlos KaslowReturn

Carlos Kaslow is a California attorney and has served as the General Counsel to the Self Storage Association. He is the editor of the Self Storage Legal Review, the SSA’s legal periodical. He is a founding partner of the Self Storage Legal Network; the industry’s only telephone legal information service. Mr. Kaslow has provided legal consulting services to several of the largest U.S. self storage operators, including Public Storage, Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers and U-Store-It. He has written numerous articles on legal and insurance issues confronting self storage for the SSA Magazine and other industry publications. He is the co-author of the Rental Agreement Handbook.

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The Unsigned Contract

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The Unsigned Contract
What is the effect of an unsigned rental agreement? In a nutshell, a judge won’t enforce the paragraph you hoped would win your lawsuit and will instead declare that very provision unenforceable.
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Should You be Doing Online Auctions?

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Should You be Doing Online Auctions?
It is certainly something to think about if you are not doing your auctions online. The primary value of online auctions is flexibility.
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Robo Marketing

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Robo Marketing
Self storage operators considering using automated calls or texts to market their facility should be careful when choosing a service provider. Your company may be strictly liable for your service provider’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations.
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I Had to Pay My Bail Bondsman

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I Had to Pay My Bail Bondsman
Self storage tenants have many reasons for not paying their rent and storage operators are often sympathetic to their circumstances.
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California Supreme Court Rules Protection Plan Is Not Insurance
The California Supreme Court last week unanimously ruled that a protection plan is not insurance. The decision ended five years of litigation against A-1 Self Storage.
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The Tenant Rental Dilemma

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The Tenant Rental Dilemma
The self storage industry has been a take-all-comers business since its inception. Self Storage operators do not typically run credit checks on their customers before renting a space and require minimum identification.
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Is That Your Best Effort?

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Is That Your Best Effort?
Contracts of all varieties place an obligation on one or both parties to use their “best effort” or “commercially reasonable efforts” or some variation on the efforts theme to accomplish the goals of the contract.
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Storage Operators Need To Prepare for New Florida Real Estate Tax
The Florida real estate sales tax is going down, and storage operators will have some work to do before it goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
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The First Self Storage Lawsuit

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The First Self Storage Lawsuit
There has been a long-standing debate within the self storage industry about when the first self storage facilities were built. The general census is that the first self storage facilities were built in the southwest in the mid-1960's.
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The New I-9 Form Goes into Effect September 19
Employers must begin using the revised I-9 form for new hires no later than September 19, 2017. Employer must ensure that every new hire executes an I-9 within the first 3 days of employment and must retain the form for at least three years from the hiring date or one year after the last day of employment, whichever occurs later.
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