Eureka, CA asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for California

Q: Storage is confinscated

I rented a storage unit yesterday, paid $165 it’s paid thru April 3. today I was locked out and my stuff is being kept unless I pay $689.00 because of a unit I rented that was sent to collections 18 years ago. Is this legal?

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Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is not legal what they are doing. The statute of limitations on that contract and any warehouse lien expired more than a decade ago. They are in breach of your new contract, guilty of conversion, fraud, and in violation of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. They would have been within their rights to reject your business. But having accepted your new business their recent action is in violation of a plethora of your legal rights.

I suggest you threaten to sue them unless they immediately remove the lockout!

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