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  • 1.  Bad Tenant

    Posted 10-21-2022 02:20 PM
    Edited by Kristy Spurr 08-14-2023 04:23 PM

    Hi Everyone,
    I have a, now, ex-tenant.  I was wondering if there was any bad tenant lists out there?  This person used his storage as a garbage dump for his business.  I have, via multiple forms of communication, asked for past due rent and now a clean up fee.  

    I am posting because I have a feeling this person goes from storage facility to storage facility.  Once he fills up the unit, he leaves without notice.  I am hoping by sharing his name, other owners don't get stuck with his garbage in the future.

    He has a window film business. 

    Anyhow, just putting it out there.....


    Martin Pedersen
    L&M Self Storage
    Colorado Springs CO
    (719) 510-0732

  • 2.  RE: Bad Tenant

    Posted 10-22-2022 08:33 AM
    I think this is a great idea. But is there any potential legal blowback? I've got several former tenants that need to be on this list.

    Daniel Brown
    River Hills Storage
    Austin TX
    (512) 347-8336

  • 3.  RE: Bad Tenant

    Posted 10-22-2022 09:50 AM
    now that is a great idea...
    TSSA starting a Bad Tenant List.
    U-Haul has an E-Alert list which does something similar but the challenge is to have managers and CSR's check the list before renting each and every time.  I have a challenge getting CSR's to capitalize names on new rentals which is a pet peeve of mine.

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

  • 4.  RE: Bad Tenant

    Posted 10-23-2022 02:21 PM
    Good idea. This is you or your manager talking with your competition. Help everyone not deal with this guy. Thanks. John McAfee 214-923-0070

    John McAfee
    The Storage Place - DFW, Frisco
    Frisco TX
    (214) 923-0070

  • 5.  RE: Bad Tenant

    Posted 10-23-2022 02:50 PM
    Me - frustrated owner.