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Lance Watkins


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Any questions related to self storage, self storage auctions or the self storage lien process.

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15 years of owning and operating self storage facilities in California and developing the largest storage auction information system on the internet.


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Mini Storage Messenger and Globe Magazine


Graduated George Mason University 1995.

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2013-02-16 When to auction:

Renee,    Do you belong to a State or National storage association?  If you do, you most likely could join the Self Storage Legal Network and get these questions answered very economically. As a storage

2013-02-06 Auctioned Unit:

sorry for the late answer,    California has a legal process which facilities must follow. You can read it here:

2013-02-01 Buyer's rights in a wrongful sale:

First I am not an attorney. That being said you are getting the advice for free.     However if you have the contents of the unit you can make many choices. Answer these questions first:    - Are you a

2012-12-11 Storage units sold without our knowledge:

1) I am not an attorney, so this advice is not legal.    You might have a claim if your CC was valid and the facility did not try to charge your card. This would be highly unlikely though. My guess is

2012-07-01 storage auctions:

The owners are required by law to take an inventory of the unit before they publicly advertise the sale. They can go into the unit and look around, take photos etc. As a storage operator we go into the


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