June 2020
Self-Storage Report Monthly Newsletter
TSSA Legal Seminar

For the safety of our members and staff, we have adapted the in-person Legal Seminar to an online format. We understand that you need this information and we don't want to delay in delivering it to you.

Enjoy this valuable legal resource without leaving the office. Join us live for access to TSSA Legal Counsel Connie Heyer as she presents and answers your questions and discusses TSSA  Goldbook© updates, Texas lien law, operational issues and best practices to help keep your business out of legal trouble.

Attendees will receive the recorded version of the legal seminar after the event.

Event Details:

June 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Central

$149 per member attendee
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Hiring the Right Manager
by M. Anne Ballard

Standing out means having the right people in the right roles. It’s like a perfect marriage when you get the right manager for the right store. Both thrive and succeed.

Things change—processes change, technology changes and managers change. What are you as the owner or supervisor doing to ensure it all stays up to date and flowing smoothly? It can be a daunting task that becomes so challenging that many just ignore it and hope the managers will figure it out for themselves.
Preparing to Use Your TSSA Rental Agreement
by Kristy Breaux,
TSSA Deputy Executive Director

One of the most important benefits of membership in TSSA is the right to use the renowned TSSA Rental Agreement. Having a basic understanding of the contract’s terms, as well as the decisions you as the business owner must make, is a great place to start. We'll focus on Page 1 of the lease, which includes all the items that are not simply defaults (in other words, things that will need to be filled in at the time of rental or decided in advance).

The TSSA Rental Agreement is a lease contract between you and the tenant outlining all fees and...
Chat with us!

Do you have a quick question to ask, but don't have time to give us a call? Visit txssa.org to chat with us during office hours! When you get a response, it will be a real, live, friendly TSSA staff member ready to help.
Monthly Membership Tip
From the Desk of Holly Barr,
Director of Membership & Engagement

Each month, we'll share a tip to help you get the most out of your TSSA membership. This month, we are spotlighting the Ask the Experts FAQ database available on txssa.org.

Watch this short video to learn more about Ask the Experts and then take a look at our featured question below!
The only newspaper in my county has gone to an online-only version. Does this satisfy the Chapter 59 requirements for newspaper publications for auction sales? Also, we have other facilities in a neighboring county which does have a print newspaper. Can I publish my ads in the online version of this newspaper instead of the print version? What if there is no newspaper at all in the county?

The statute does not speak to online vs. print ads. In my opinion, as long as it is a newspaper of general circulation, online and print are both acceptable choices for publication. The statue requires your newspaper notices to be published, “Once in each of two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the self-service storage facility is located.” In my opinion, it would be ludicrous to argue, for example, that the online version of the Houston Chronicle is less of a newspaper than the print version of the Houston Chronicle , and it would also be ludicrous to argue that a print newspaper that went to online-only is any less of a newspaper (assuming it is still in general circulation in the county.) If in doubt, ask the newspaper to verify that its online newspaper is a newspaper of general circulation in your county. TSSA Form L-1 can be used to obtain this verification from your newspaper. If there is not a newspaper of general circulation in the county, neither online nor print, Chapter 59 allows you to instead post a copy of the notice at the self-service storage facility and at least five other conspicuous locations near the facility.

Please note: You must log in to your account at txssa.org view the Ask the Experts database.