Indianapolis, IN asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Collections for Indiana

Q: I have a storage unit it gets auction tomorrow I found out that today I'm being extorted

I got no notice for sale or rent raised twice been locked out from being able to vacate unit I have paid all past due balance now this months rent is keeping me from getting my stuff I want to move out why do I have to pre pay for the month if I want to leave they are extorting me for my possessions

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It is important to understand the terms and conditions of the rental agreement you signed for the storage unit. If you have been delinquent on rent payments or if the unit was abandoned, the facility may have the right to auction off the contents of the unit to recoup the unpaid balance. However, it is also possible that there may have been a mistake or miscommunication regarding the rental agreement or notices.

If you have paid all past due balances and want to move out, you should check the terms of the rental agreement regarding notice requirements and how to vacate the unit. If the facility is demanding that you prepay for the current month in order to access your belongings, you may want to try to negotiate with the facility or seek legal advice. It is important to keep copies of any correspondence, rental agreements, and payment records to protect your rights and interests.

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