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Q: If I get a storage unit under false pretenses thinking that is a secure facility and my things get taken can I sue them

I got a storage unit under full pretenses thinking that they were a secure facility with cameras and a gated facility like they claimed on their website and what they told me and then my things get stolen because there's no security and no cameras for footage can I sue them?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If the storage facility misrepresented the security measures in place, and that misrepresentation was a significant factor in your decision to rent a unit there, you might have grounds for a lawsuit based on false advertising or breach of contract.

The success of such a claim would depend on proving that the facility failed to provide the promised security features and that this failure directly led to your property being stolen.

You should review the rental agreement and any representations made by the facility, then consider consulting with a lawyer to assess the strength of your case and discuss the next steps. Keep in mind, however, that the storage facility may have included disclaimers or limitations of liability in the contract, which could affect your ability to recover damages.

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