Public Storage Lease Agreement

3. CANNON SELF STORAGE DOES NOT PROVIDE AIR-CONDITIONED UNITS. Some storage units are heated or refrigerated depending on the outside temperature as an alternative to standard unheated and refrigerated units. Heated and refrigerated units do not allow for constant internal control of temperature or humidity and Cannon`s self-storage does not guarantee that temperature and humidity do not vary. The Tenant will exempt Cannon Self Storage from liability for damage to stored property (such as mold or mildew) due to variations in temperature or humidity for any reason, including the negligence of Cannon Self Storage or Cannon Self Storage agents and employees. And that`s where the catch lies, because employees and customers are the people who work every day with leases. Therefore, it is important that the documents they use are written in such a way that they can all be understood. Although this possibility is mentioned in the lease agreement, it is buried in a seven-line, eight-dot paragraph, an empty paragraph titled “Standard” on page three. Perhaps the tenant actually tried to read and understand the agreement when it was signed. until his eyes became glassy and the manager was not able to explain all the terms in the first 10 crowded paragraphs, let alone the paragraphs in question. Aside from making it easier for customers to understand their relationship with your business, this could have an environmental impact. Shorter, more concise leases need less paper.

Saving trees and satisfied customers is what it`s all about in simple language. Bernard Fensterwald III is a legal advisor with more than 25 years of experience. He was admitted as an attorney in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He is also a principal at U-Store Management, a Washington, D.C-based self-storage company and former president of the Washington Area Self Storage Association. To reach it, send an email fensterwald@mac.com; Visit www.fensterwald.weebly.com. Some states require consumer contracts to be written in plain language. For example, Pennsylvania requires that contracts entered into for the “rental of real estate” be written in this manner. California, Connecticut and New York have simple statutes. There is clearly a trend towards legal documents that are easier to understand.

In some cases, storage managers create a separate guide in plain language to help their employees and customers better understand the terms of the lease agreement. But wouldn`t it be easier to review the lease itself than to develop a complementary document to explain it? Whether it is an innocent error or malicious fraud, the contract does not comply with 21712 (b) by ordering certain information or requesting it in a clear and direct manner, and any ordinary person would be able to conclude to the effect of public storage rights in court documents. No one understands it that way, and the rental agreements used as evidence in many court proceedings all have a suspicious emergency contact and phone number, but no other address shows that no one understands it in this way. The public`s insistence that everyone in the world is wrong no longer makes their behavior legal or it doesn`t make their contracts a terminology that just isn`t there. However, the use of the word “shall” in the Code of Business and Professions 21712 is present and the absence of 28 simple words means that it is mandatory that “the provisions of this chapter are not applicable and that the right of deposit authorized by this chapter is not attached …┬áMore importantly, it`s relatively easy to rewrite your lease in plain language without sacrificing its legal value. You do not need to load the agreement with a technical language to make it valid. Indeed, the use of a minimum of legal will make the treaty more valuable because it is more understandable to all. . . .

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