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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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SSA Legislative Activity 2019 - 2020

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SSA Legislative Activity 2019 - 2020
The Self Storage Association and affiliated state associations have had a busy year legislatively, with activity in more than half of the states.
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Just Get it Out of Here! Towing Abandoned Vehicles
Do you have a delinquent and abandoned vehicle left to die at your facility? Having it towed instead of trying to sell it yourself is often the best option.
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Limitation of Value of Stored Property

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Limitation of Value of Stored Property
On December 17, 2014 an Illinois Circuit court judge ruled that a limitation of value provision in a container storage agreement violates public policy and was not enforceable. The judge’s ruling greatly expanded the mobile storage operator’s potential liability for damages.
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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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The FDCPA Exception

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The FDCPA Exception
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDPCA) does not regulate the direct collection activities of businesses, such as self storage facilities, to which the debt is owed. It regulates the activities of businesses, such as collection agencies, to whom a debt is referred for collections. However, there is one exception in the law that can result in a creditor being subject to the law’s regulations.
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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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Texas Classifies Mosquitos as Wild Animals

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Texas Classifies Mosquitos as Wild Animals
The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling that mosquitos are wild animals may appear of little significance to self storage operators. However, the court’s decision in Union Pacific Railroad, Corp. v. Nami, 2016 Tex. LEXIS 571,could prove significant for any landowner in a mosquito infested area as fears of the West Nile and Zika viruses are spreading across the country.
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