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    RE: RIghts of Tenant on Abandonment

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    During a foreclosure you can ask the winners of the auction to return personal items or you can pull them out before the sale. Page 49 of the Goldbook advises that you try to return them to the tenant and if they don't pick them up within 4 years you ... More

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    Have you utilized the new towing law?

    We are working on content for the next issue of our magazine, Self-Storage News , and we want to feature you in an article about towing (one year later). We are searching for members who have utilized the new towing law and had a vehicle or trailer towed ... More

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    RE: Lease Fees

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    The fees are not standardized and vary by members' personal preferences and what is typical for the particular market. We can't really have members comparing rents and other fees because of federal laws regarding anti-trust, price fixing and collusion, ... More

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    RE: Best Way to Advertise

    We had limited response with direct mail as well. Google My Business and Bing combined with a good website have worked well for us. Yext provides a dashboard that can be used to manage listings across multiple platforms in addition to Google and Bing. ... More

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    RE: RV lien

    We had a member bring this up at the recent Legal Seminar. TSSA legal counsel wrote a blog post on the topic. You can find it here . ------------------------------ Kristy Breaux Deputy Executive Director Texas Self Storage Association, Inc. Round Rock ... More

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    RE: Newspaper Ad for Harris County

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    Also if you look around you might be able to find a local area newspaper that publishes once a week that you can adverise in for less. ------------------------------ Doug Hunt Owner Owners Management Company, Inc. Lancaster TX (214) 742-9499 ------- ... More

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    RE: Looking for my 1st facility

    Posted in: Facility for Sale

    Just to make everyone interested aware, there is new facility (100K/SF mixed use) going in at FM 1044 and County Line Road that is currently in permitting. Sent from Mail for Windows More

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    RE: RV and Boat Storage For Sale

    What's the cap rate or current NOI on this property? ------------------------------ Ryan McLeaird Silver Spur Ventures, LLC San Antonio TX (210) 410-6215 ------------------------------ More

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    RE: Enclosed width

    14' wide units with 12' wide doors is a good option. The minimum I would build for boat/RV is 12' wide with 10' doors. Depending on the location, you will also get inquiries from commercial tenants and trades looking to store work vehicles. ------------------------------ ... More

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    RE: RV lien

    Posted in: Manager's Corner

    No , it's not you fault the mail is slow I would send notice to both the owner of record (even if deceased) and to the daughter. Hopefully when the daughter gets the notice she will offer to pay up. If the people who have been notified of intent to ... More

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    RE: Mice

    Regularly maintaining bait stations is the critical first step. This serves two purposes, first it addresses the problem, second it sends a visible message we are addressing the potential for mice. At move in we review the list of prohibited items and ... More

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    RE: Self storage software

    It's a little late to help Shelly, but for others reading this thread, the annual TSSA Conference is a great opportunity for meeting some of the software vendors and checking out their products. ------------------------------ Michael Meylor Neutron Corporation ... More

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    RE: MATRESSES

    If the mattress was left behind by a former tenant, we contact them immediately after moving out and let them know we have applied a cleaning charge they are responsible for. They can retrieve the mattress or pay the charge. In some cases they actually ... More

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    RE: Self Storage usage

    Beyond the average usage per person there is also value in determining the ideal unit mix for the market. A professional market study will const several thousand dollars, which is a drop in the bucket when building 400 units. Additionally the market study ... More

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    RE: Truck andTrailer Size Limitations

    Driver ability is one of the biggest factors in maneuvering inside a facility. Turn radius at the end of the drive aisles will likely be the determining factor on vehicle size as opposed to driveway width. Fire lanes generally have a 30 foot inside radius ... More