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  • 1.  vacant unit that has someone's stuff in it

    Posted 05-31-2021 02:06 PM
    I was doing a complete walk of our property and found a unit that had a customer lock on it.  I cut the lock today and it was full of someone's holiday stuff.
    I guess I could just get rid of the stuff, have a manager's sale or ???????
    I redlocked the unit.
    What would you do?

    David Fisher ASA Sr. Appraiser
    GM & Chief Cook
    Fisher Global Development, LLC D/B/A Imperial Storage Solutions
    Sugar Land TX
    (281) 794-2361

  • 2.  RE: vacant unit that has someone's stuff in it

    Posted 06-01-2021 10:14 AM
    So, from your description, the unit was supposed to be vacant but you found a lock on it - Correct?
    Before you cut the lock, did you prove positive it wasn't a rented unit?
    If not a properly legally rented unit then, ok, cut the lock.  You found stuff - but did you find anything identifying the owner of the stuff?
    If no ID, and you have no idea whose lock or whose stuff is occupying your unit, I would overlock the unit for at least 15 days - maybe 30 days.
    I might even send out a email to tenants around that unit to see if anyone just happened to occupy a vacant unit.

    After these efforts, and no word from anyone, I'd vacate the unit - donate it or trash it.

    Michael West
    Alta Vista Business Park & Self Storage
    Keller TX
    (817) 431-3550