The Self Storage Association

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Self storage is the term applied to storage facilities that offer do-it-yourself storage space for members of public and businesses to rent month-to-month. You can rent your own lockable secure room of practically any size for as long or short a period as you require.

The Association recently engineered the appearance of self storage on Channel 5’s House Doctor program, staring Ann Maurice the famous California Real Estate Advisor. The one minute long feature not only educated the public about the product of self storage but also generated another market for self storage by showing the UK public, that by “clearing their clutter” before putting their house up for sale, the house looked a lot bigger, a whole lot nicer and sold a lot quicker!

Code of Ethics

Established as a service to the public and to the industry to promote those good practices to which all members of the Self Storage Association subscribe as a condition of membership.

As a member of the Association we will:

  • Provide our customers with a safe, efficient and clean facility;
  • Price our services fairly and conduct our business honestly;
  • Maintain the highest concern for the health, well being and safety of our customers and employees;
  • Promote the self storage industry through improvements in operations for the benefit of our customers;
  • Promote sound legislative proposals affecting our industry;
  • Preserve high standards of conduct in ourselves and in the self storage industry

The Self Storage Association

Future Opportunities for the Association

The membership formulated a list of aims and objectives considered to be desirable for the enhancement of membership benefits:

  • The use of public relations activities to raise the profile of the industry and public awareness of Self Storage
  • The preparation of standard operating guidelines to be available to new members; and the encouragement of all members to achieve appropriate minimum standards
  • The ability to intervene on behalf of members in matters of government, and local authority legislation and other external affairs
  • The provision of research into industry statistics and market information to assist in lobbying activities with public authorities to encourage well informed judgements and decisions regarding the industry
  • The provision of a Help Line for members
  • The potential for affiliation of the Association with sister Associations world wide
  • Exploration of the opportunities for group purchase of goods and services
Outside view of some storage units