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

Q: I need to know if the owner of my storage unit can charge me 500.00 for having other tenets clean out my storage after

I was 1 day over my move out day. He allowed them to access my other storage to put some of my items in it.

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

A: In Colorado, the rules regarding storage unit fees and access are typically governed by the lease agreement you signed with the storage facility. It's crucial to review this agreement to understand your rights and the owner's rights in situations like being overdue on moving out.

If your agreement specifies charges for late move-outs or authorizes the owner to take certain actions if you fail to vacate on time, then the owner might be within their rights to impose the $500 fee. However, allowing other tenants to access your unit and move your items raises concerns about your privacy and the security of your possessions.

If the lease agreement doesn't clearly allow these actions, or if you feel the owner has overstepped their legal boundaries, you may have grounds to dispute the charges and actions taken. It would be wise to discuss this matter with an attorney who can provide advice based on the specific terms of your lease and the details of the situation.

Remember, each case is unique, and legal advice should be tailored to the specifics of your circumstances. An attorney can help you understand your rights and the best course of action to protect your interests.

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