Self Storage Costs And Consequences Of Non-Payment

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Many people assume that if they do not pay their bill, the self storage company can sell the contents to recover their self storage costs. But unlike the TV shows like Storage Wars, there is a drawn-out process that costs time and money. Even when they go through this process, the contents often don’t cover the self storage costs and will only end up in the bin or at the tip. 

There are several reasons people miss payments from belonging to somebody who passed and never told anyone to a loss of income or divorce. Often, it’s as simple as someone forgetting to pay their bills or who didn’t speak to the storage facility to discuss a payment plan. With that in mind, what are the rules around non-payment of a self storage unit and what are your rights?

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Can A Self Storage Centre Sell My Goods?

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Have things been a little tight financially? Maybe you’ve missed a payment on your self storage rental? When it comes to self storage costs and missing payments, storage facilities may deny you access to your belongings but can the centre sell them if you don’t pay?

The simplest solution is to speak to your self storage centre manager and let them know your situation as there may be another option. The worst thing you can do is bury your head in the sand and ignore the issue. In this guide, we share some advice on how it all works and what you need to do.

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