Self Storage Renting Procedures
After much deliberation, you made the best decision of your life to visit a reputable self storage company, chose a unit with a storage size you require and you are ready to sign on the dotted lines. But how is the renting procedure like? Can you simply walk in and tell them you want this particular unit, pay for it and that’s it? Self storage renting procedures are easy and fuss free!
Going down in person
Whenever possible, always drop by at the self storage company and see the unit for yourself. Do not be lazy and ask your friend to make the trip on your behalf. Make sure that the unit you want is available for immediate rental. Remember to bring forms of identification such as your identification card or driver’s licence.
Tour the exact unit
Make sure that the company allow you to tour and view the exact unit you want and if they are unwilling to, then something is fishy and they may be hiding the exact condition and faults with the unit from you. Make sure that you are happy with the unit in terms of maintenance and condition.
Sign the lease
When you are sure that you are happy with the unit and want it, it’s time to sign on the dotted lines. Most self storage companies accept cash or credit card for convenience. You will usually be given 2 keys and a lock by the company but for added security, you can always use your own lock. Some bigger companies allow you to sign up for GIRO function so that you will never miss a payment and risk hefty late fees. If the self storage unit facility has biometric access functions, you will be asked to register your fingerprint details to allow you to enter the facility whenever you need to.
If you are storing valuable items in the facility, it is best that you purchase insurance either from the storage company or from a third party insurer. Self storage companies do not insure items and any missing things are the sole responsibilities of the lessee. Insurance also allow you to get compensation in the event of accidents at the unit such as an outbreak of fire.
Now that everything seems to be more or less settled, it’s time to fully enjoy your rental experience with the storage company you have chosen. Self storage offers you so much convenience at a low price and you are able to spend your time on other things that are more important in your life.