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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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Does Credit Reporting Apply to the Self Storage Business?
Although credit reporting has been in use for sixty years, it has not yet been fully applied in the self storage industry, except in limited circumstances where post sale collection deficiencies have been sent to collection agencies who try to post the debt with the credit reporting agencies.
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Your Late Fees May Not Be The Only Fees That Your State Regulates: Understanding Bank Charges Under State Law
A lot of attention has been generated recently regarding what “late fees” may be charged by self storage operators to their tenants based on state law requirements.
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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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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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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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Meal Breaks: Washington Supreme Court Places New Burden on Employers
Not all states require that employees who work more than a set number of hours to be given an unpaid meal break. In states that do require meal breaks litigation against employers is common.
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Cellphone Parity

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Cellphone Parity
According to a recent National Health Survey, 50.8% of households had only cellphone service in the second half of 2016. This is the first time that the survey indicated that more households exclusively used cellphone service than a landline. It is a trend that is expected to continue.
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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill

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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill
The United States House of Representatives has passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a 220 to 201 margin.
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