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Monday, March 04, 2024
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SSA Announces 2024 Legislative Agenda

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SSA Announces 2024 Legislative Agenda
The SSA has a robust legislative agenda planned for 2024. As background, the SSA typically seeks seven core amendments to laws in states that have not previously adopted them. Overall, these amendments aim to reduce costs, streamline operations, and limit liability for the operator as outlined in more depth below.
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory, Insurance | View Count: (694)
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Old Mattresses Hurting Your Lien Sales?

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Old Mattresses Hurting Your Lien Sales?
What do you do with an old mattress in a unit that must be auctioned?
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Self Storage Vendors | View Count: (356)
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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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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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SSA Announces 2023 Legislative Agenda Updated
The SSA has a robust legislative agenda planned for 2023. In conjunction with state associations, SSA intends to pursue lien law amendments in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin. Also, SSA intends to pursue a self storage lien law in Alaska – the last remaining state without such a law.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Legal | View Count: (2663)
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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires

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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires
The unprecedented West Coast wildfires have burned a heartfelt question into the minds of SSA’s staff and leadership: “How can we help?”
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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity

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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity
2020 is another busy year for SSA’s legislative efforts. Below is brief overview of the offensive legislation that SSA and affiliated state associations are pursuing, as well as measures we are working to defeat.
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Cybersecurity: Is Your Self-Storage Business at Risk?

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Cybersecurity: Is Your Self-Storage Business at Risk?
Cyber Risk Imagine business as usual at your self-storage facility...and then it happens. You or an employee clicks on a malicious link from a bad email or unsecured website that freezes your system’s data.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory, Insurance, Cyber Security | View Count: (2291)
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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey

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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey
During the Spring of 2019, SSA and eTest partnered to develop a survey targeting the current status of hiring and retention in the self storage industry. Data was collected from nearly 500 participants of which approximately 20% were facility managers, 25% were facility owner operators, 23% were multiple owner operators and over 15% were either regional or national companies.
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Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Which Worker Classification is Proper
The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have factors that should be applied and analyzed to ensure a proper designation is made.
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