Grand Junction, CO asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: I have a storage in colorado. The owner hired other tenants to move and clean it out after I was 1 day over my move out

He didn't not file an lien. He is charging me 500 for tbe labor also he allowed them to enter my other storage to put items out of the first storage. With out my consent or knowledge.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It's important to review the terms of your storage unit rental agreement to understand your rights and the owner's obligations in this situation. Storage facility agreements usually outline procedures for late move-outs, fees, and handling of items left in the unit.

If the owner of the storage facility allowed other tenants to enter your unit without your consent and move your belongings, this could potentially be a violation of your privacy rights and the terms of your rental agreement. The fact that no lien was filed before taking such action is also a significant point, as Colorado law typically requires certain steps, including a lien process, before a storage facility owner can dispose of or move a tenant's property.

Charging $500 for the labor without prior agreement or notification may not be permissible, depending on the specifics of your contract and Colorado law. Unauthorized access to your other storage unit compounds the issue and raises further legal concerns.

In this situation, you should consider consulting with an attorney to discuss the specific details of your case. An attorney can help evaluate the actions of the storage unit owner against the terms of your rental agreement and applicable Colorado laws, and advise you on the best course of action, including potentially disputing the charges and any unauthorized actions taken by the storage facility owner.

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