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 Post subject: Texas Storage Facilites Left In The Stone Age
PostPosted: Apr 27th, '11, 14:13 
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Joined: Feb 18th, '11, 08:16
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Location: Houston, TX.
Unfortunately, the section of HB 1259 which would have granted storage facilities the ability to post their legal notices on a publicly available website, was stripped from the bill in order to get other amendments passed. We were almost there, until the lobbyists for the newspapers swarmed in to impose their opposition. Of course newspapers in Texas would oppose this change, they stand to lose millions in annual revenue. By opposing this bill, they have essentially held Texas storage facilities captive and forbid the use of the most effective technology for notifying the public of an upcoming storage auction event – The Internet.

I understand that to the newspapers, this is all about money. But what they need to realize is that technology has changed and that printed legal notices no longer represent the best interest of storage facilities, the public or the delinquent tenant. Perhaps, in the future, our law makers will consider this and we can move forward into today’s technology.

Travis Lane
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 Post subject: Re: Texas Storage Facilites Left In The Stone Age
PostPosted: Apr 27th, '11, 15:51 
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You're lobbying in your state too eh? I'm trying to have the Storage Lien Laws in Virginia changed to require that the lock will be cut at the auction, and not in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Storage Facilites Left In The Stone Age
PostPosted: Apr 27th, '11, 17:47 
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I agree, locks should be cut at the time of the auction. In Texas, the storage facility is required to generally identify the contents of the unit in the legal description, so it's a catch 22. Our storage lien laws are so outdated. Our lawmakers need to get storage professionals involved and get their opinions on how to make the system work.


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