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PHOENIX – May 4, 2017 – SelfStorageAuction.com recently
made a significant financial donation to the California Self Storage
Association (CSSA) in support of its lobbying efforts on two state
legislation reform bills that deal with the advertisement of lien laws
and requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
to the successful passage of legislation that helps self storage
operators and managers is a priority for SelfStorageAuction.com, an
online auction platform that provides bidders with a centralized place
to bid online for self storage auctions.
Legislative Self-Storage Auction Reform - AB1108
first reform bill is AB1108, which is a lien law that would alter parts
of the original California Self- Service Storage Facility Act to allow
self storage facilities to use email as well as regular mail to contact
renters who cannot pay their bills. This bill also would require the
advertisement of lien auctions to be published either in newspapers or
in any other media that is responsibility calculated to provide notice
to potential buyers and the general public or both.
I first came up with the concept of combining Storage Auctions with an
Ebay platform online in 2011, most people discounted the idea,” said
SelfStorageAuction.com Founder Jim Grant. “The CSSA was always very
supportive in my efforts by giving me suggestions and advice.
SelfStorageAuction.com offers free automated online advertising for
facilities to post their lien sales, and I know that this will be
embraced by the California storage industry. We are honored and very
fortunate to be a member of the CSSA and be able to help continue their
future efforts for the self storage industry.”
Legislative Self-Storage Auction Reform - AB1148
second legislation reform bill is AB1148, which is called the ADA
Commercial Code 1938 Cleanup. This bill redefines commercial property
“for the purposes of that provision as property that is offered for sale
or lease to persons operating, or intending to operate, a place of
public accommodation or facility to which the general public is invited
at those premises.” Basically, this bill would allow self storage to be
excluded from some of the obligations it currently falls under,
relieving facilities of a significant burden.
CSSA is very grateful for the support from SelfStorageAuction.com,”
said Erin King, CSSA’s executive director. “We are very proud of our
legislative efforts as we believe they truly benefit the facility owners
and the tenants.”
CSSA estimates that the proposed changes to the law will help self
storage operators save approximately $1,500 minimum each year.
who is the original conceptualizer and founder of online storage
auctions, created the former online auction site Storage Battles in 2012
and merged it with the web site Storage Treasures in 2015. Grant
recently launched SelfStorageAuction.com,
a state-of-the-art platform that promotes online and live onsite
auctions of delinquent storage units across the country. The
mobile-friendly website combines the simplicity, reliability and
exceptional customer service of the original platform with new features
that ensure stability and are more user friendly.
About SelfStorageAuction.com SelfStorageAuction.com
is a free website that makes it easy and convenient to find online or
live on-site auctions at participating self-storage facilities in North
America, Canada and soon the UK and Australia. It provides self-storage
facilities and auction bidders a full range of services in one
convenient location. For more information, please go to www.selfstorageauction.com.
About CSSA Founded
in 2003 by independent storage operators, the CSSA has grown rapidly
now serving over 500 storage owners, operators and vendors and totaling
more than 3,000 storage locations. The CSSA also serves not only its
members but the larger community as a whole through its philanthropic
initiatives. Most notably CSSA’s charitable efforts go towards raising
money for the 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization Kure It Cancer
Research. To date, the CSSA has raised over $200K for ground breaking
cancer research programs within world class institutions such as UC San
Francisco in 2015. Additional information is available at www.californiaselfstorage.org
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