Self Storage Contract
When you are
prepared to sign a contract with a
self-storage facility, it is vital
that you read the fine print in
order to be fully knowledgeable
about what you’re being charged
for and what the charges cover.
You might even
want to consider asking the
self-storage company if they can
give you a sample of your contract
before you sign with them, so you
can take some time at home to read
it over. This way, you can cover any
concerns or questions you have with
the self-storage facility when it is
time to sign the contract. There are
several points covered in the
self-storage contract, and there are
certain items that you should
Look at the
self-storage contract to see what
happens if you miss or are late on a
rental payment. Ask the facility
what their company policy is in
regards to employee access to your
self-storage rental unit. Make sure
what they say is in the contract.
Go over the
contract to see exactly what you are
being charged for, and what these
charges cover. You will want to look
carefully to see if there are any
discrepancies between what the
contract says and what you agreed
upon with the facility.
should include a complete inventory
of the items that you are storing.
Confirm with the self-storage
company that both of your lists match, and that the
correct list is what appears on the
contract. Ask what the policy is if
you add items to your self-storage
Look over the
contract for your self-storage unit
to see what it says about using the
company’s equipment to move your
belongings to and from the unit.
Many companies offer this service
for free, but you will want to see
if this service is only free for a
limited period of time.
As you read the
contract, clarify what the policies
and conditions are for your deposit.
In relation to this, find out how
short a notice you have to give when
canceling your self-storage rental
Insurance is a
vital aspect of your self-storage
contract. Self-storage facilities do
not include comprehensive storage
insurance into the cost of rental.
Read over the contract to see what
kind of insurance is included in the
cost of your self-storage rental.
You should also understand that if
you choose not to include a more
comprehensive storage insurance, you
might void certain rights included
in the contract. It is in your best
interest to get a more comprehensive