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In today’s fast-paced modern world, storage units are a great convenience both for regular people as well as business owners. But it can get a tad overwhelming if you’ve never rented a storage unit before. Worry not, though, there are many things to know, but this guide will provide you with all the answers. By the end, renting a storage unit will be like second nature to you. So if:
Then read along…
Storage spaces are, simply put, facilities where you leave your items when you are either moving or remodelling your home. Sometimes businesses have excess production and just need the extra room to store it all.
The important thing to know is you can choose between two main kinds of storage services:
You choose the pickup and return date, while the company movers do the rest. They come to your property, load all your belongings, and transport them to the storage unit. They also keep an inventory list of everything that’s been transported and left in storage. This saves you a lot of time and hassle, but it does cost more.
With self-storage, here you are the one doing all the loading and transporting of your items. You are also responsible for keeping your own inventory. You can retrieve any item you like at any time. The price of self-storage is also lower making it preferable for families on a tight budget or people who have only a handful of stuff.
As far as sizes go, there is a variety to choose from. Most companies offer storage units within the following range 5’x5’, 5’x10’, 10’x10’ 10’x15’ and so on. Whichever size unit you choose, however, it’s important to avoid storing flammable, combustible, perishable, dangerous or illegal items inside. Plants and animals are also out of the question.
With all said so far, you can definitely see why people would choose to pay for storage as opposed to keeping everything at home. When you choose to rent a storage unit, you also get:
In London renting a 50-square-foot storage unit costs around £25-£30 for one week, £100 for one month and £1,200 for one year. However, you should take those numbers with a huge grain of salt as prices depend on different factors:
All in all, the question “how much does renting a storage unit cost?” has no definitive answer because the price will always fluctuate between these factors. The last three are the most important ones which will carry the most weight when the final price is calculated.
Nowadays, thanks to search engines and directories, it’s easier than ever to find storage services according to your needs. Online bookings are all the rage and the benefits are substantial:
Renting storage space is easy and you don’t need a handful of documents either. All you need is your ID, driver’s license or passport. Either one of these will do. Afterwards…
Fill out our booking form in a fast and easy manner!
You can rent the storage space of your choosing for as long as you like; you don’t have an end date. Companies have a minimum period, though, so keep an eye out for that. Sometimes it can be one month, sometimes three.
By now you should be familiar with the process of renting storage units. Still, some extra questions often arise and you can find them along with their answers here:
Yes. If you buy a storage unit you will always have that extra space, but you will likely fill it up with stuff and then need more extra space. If your business requires you have extra space often, then it might be a good investment. If, however, you only need extra space once it a while, you’re better of renting.
No, you cannon live in your storage unit because it lacks ventilation, hot and cold water supply, natural light, drainage and sanitary facilities. These condition are deemed uninhabitable by the The Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018 and other similar laws.
No, only one person is allowed to sign a tenancy agreement. It’s much easier to deal with one person, especially if payments are late. There is also another instance, for example, a couple. If the couple has signed the agreement but split up, who takes ownership of all the items in the unit? Furthermore, who pays the rent? And that’s why you can’t rent storage for somebody else.
Probably not. The minimum with most companies is a week. Even if you could rent for a day, the price would probably be so high, that it won’t be worth it.