One of the biggest risks to a self-storage operator is a claim for wrongful sale arising out of an allegation by the (now former) tenant that the required statutory lien-sale notices were not served to him at the right (often referred to as “last known”) address. The tenant alleges he put the operator on notice [...]
The Maine Self-Storage Association welcomes featured speaker, Jeffrey Greenberger, a Partner at Katz, Greenberger & Norton, LLP, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to their education conference and trade show June 14-15, 2012. Jeff’s topic for the show is liability avoidance and protection of your business. Specifically, Jeff will take guests through several important issues that arise almost daily [...]
On May 23, the First District Court of Appeals in Ohio released its decision in the case of Lotspeich v. R.A. Hermes, Inc. It’s a nice case that combats some of those wacky West Coast cases in which it was held that when a self-storage operator places his lock on a unit after a tenant’s default, [...]
For all of you who think I’m too “anal” when I help you rewrite your self-storage rental agreements, I’ll say this: I have nothing on Cincinnati Bell.
Yes, I’m one of the old-fashioned folks who still has a land line at his house, and I still pay a Baby Bell company to provide phone service. Now, [...]
I want to use this post to remind you about changes in the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which went into effect March 15. They may not affect you and your self-storage business today, but if you remodel, make substantial renovations (which could include new asphalt), or plan to build or expand, you need to [...]