estate salesWhen you move all of your belongings into a storage space, the last thing you imagine happening is your items being auctioned off to the highest bidder. As a storage company, we would hate to see our customer’s items go through the auctioning process, especially if they have valuables they aren’t ready to part with yet.

Here are a few important methods to keep your items safe from a sale:

  1. Pay Your Storage Bill – We know that life happens at the most unexpected times and it goes on while you’re busy making plans. However, if the items you have inside your space are of great personal value, then it would be in your best interest to do everything possible to make a payment. If you have any issues in doing so, please give us a call so we can work with you to come up with the best solution.
  2. Give Family Access – If you often travel out of town for work or you’ve completely moved away but need access to your belongings in your unit, allow your family to have access to the space. The original owner is the only person authorized to list other persons admittance, and if they come to the building to retrieve those items, they will have to provide identification that matches the name of the primary owner.
  3. Know Your State Laws – In most cases, getting in contact with the owners of the storage space is mandatory before an auction is held. In Florida, the tenant must be notified in person, email, first-class mail, and on the storage unit itself about the impending sale and the time frame in which the tenant must come forward with the payment. Although this allows a small grace period before an auction, following the first two tips will be the most beneficial route to take.

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The last thing we want for our clients is an auction of their belongings. However, with storage units being in such high demand and owners sometimes abandoning their units, we need to keep our business flowing as seamless as possible. Giving our clients every ounce of information from the start of our relationship is a crucial component of how we conduct our business.