Pennsylvania has more than 1,700 self storage facilities, serving a statewide population of 12,807,060 (2018). The Pennsylvania Self Storage Association has helped spearhead several changes to lien laws in the Keystone State but some priorities remain.
Pennsylvania Legislative Update - April 2019
PASSA and SSA are working with the legislature to introduce a bill that, if passed, would allow for alternative methods of advertising lien sales and would set a late fee safe harbor of $20 or 20% of the monthly rent, whichever is greater.
Changes to the International Building Code Affect Self Storage - April 2019
With the support of its Code Committee, the Self Storage Association successfully pursued several key changes to the 2021 International Building Code.
These changes go into effect as they are adopted by local and state governments over the next several years. Prior to the adoption on the local and state level, storage developers can request that the code official rely on the 2021 changes as acceptable alternative methods of construction pursuant to section 104.11 of the existing International Building Code.
Please email Joe Doherty with any questions or to receive supporting documentation for these changes.
View the PA lien Law HERE
Please reach out to us if you have an issue or want to notify us about an issue within the self storage community.
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 575-8000
Fax: (703) 575-8901
The PASSA thanks you for supporting our industry. However, the PASSA is a not-for-profit trade association and does not mediate or resolve disputes between self storage operators and tenants. For issues with your facility or unit, please review your rental agreement and contact the individual named there. Alternatively, call, email, or visit the facility in person to address and resolve the concern. PASSA does not have the power, authority, or ability to remedy any disputes between an operator and a tenant.