Little Elm, TX asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Mississippi

Q: Can a storage unit be liable if your merchandise is damaged by rats and roaches?

Insurance is paid in monthly storage fees. Even though, they are aware of the pests they hold no responsibility in damages

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A: It depends on whether it is a self storage unit or an actual warehouse storage unit, and what your contract says.

Self storage companies are rarely liable for damage to property stored inside their units.

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A: Generally, liability for pest damage would be outlined in your rental agreement. If insurance is part of the storage fee, check the policy's terms to see if it covers this type of damage. If the storage facility knew about the pest problem and failed to address it, they might bear some responsibility.

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