Kansas self storage owners ASSOCIATION

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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    Contact your state senators to support Senate Bill 14 on Limited Lines Insurance

    The self storage industry began in the early 1970s. It became clear before long that there was no easy solution to nonpayment and abandonment situations. By the mid-1990s, 48 states had adopted some form of lien law, often calling these new sections “The Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Kansas has been at the forefront of lien law modernization, having made modernization changes in 2012. 

    The effort this year addresses tenant insurance. Currently 25 states formally allow for some form of “pay with rent insurance,” wherein the facility owner can offer and bill the insurance with rent payments. Theself storage industry has identified that states without a specific provision regarding tenant insuranceleads to ambiguity and perhaps a legal vulnerability.

    Here are six key points to remember about Limited Lines Insurance:
     
     Limited lines insurance agent and producer licenses are mechanisms for consumers to obtain needed ancillary insurance coverage, usually connected to specific goods or services from businesses that do not hold general producer licenses
     
     Limited lines are common solutions for insurance in industries such as travel, rental cars, mobile electronics and self storage.
     
     Limited lines allows self storage facilities to offer consumers an affordable insurance option if they do not hold a homeowners or renters insurance policy that may cover contents within a storage unit.

     Insurance departments typically require some basic training for employees (owners/managers/rental agents) regarding insurance coverage sold by limited lines insurance producers 

     Limited lines licenses enable the licensed facility to provide their customers' needed protections and receive compensation/commission.  The licensed facility may compensate employees of the facility a nominal fee as long as the compensation/ fee is not solely based on the sale of insurance.

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    25 states currently allow self-storage limited lines insurance: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (exemption), Minnesota (exemption), Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, New Jersey, Utah and Virginia.

    Nationally, the Self Storage Industry has more than 50,600 facilities across the United States. Kansas is the 27 th largest with a little more than 700 facilities. The Kansas Self Storage Owners Association has 110 members throughout the state. 

    We would like your support on this in reaching out to your state senators. Encourage your neighboring facilities to join the association and help protect our industry. Help spread the word on this Call To Action.

    TAKE ACTION NOW

    Contact You State Senators

    Find Your Legislator


  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    We have a new address and phone number for the association. Please take note of the new information. All payments and correspondences are to be mailed to the address below:

    ADDRESS:
    Kansas Self Storage Owners Association
    P.O. Box #7624
    Overland Park, KS 66207

    PHONE NUMBER:
    785-380-8886

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Your Opinion Is NeededOne of the main purposes of the KSSOA is to educate our members.  Please take two minutes of your time and complete a very short survey.  Your responses will be used to create content specific programs for you.  

    TAKE THE SURVEY

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous

    The Kansas Self Storage Owners Association Fall Meeting is coming soon! This conference is an incredible opportunity to network with other owners, discover new vendors, and learn new techniques from industry professionals to win business and increase profits.

    This event offers:

    • President’s Message – Limited Lines Legislative Initiative Report by Larry Goldman, Re/MAX.
    • Real Estate Property Tax Appeals – by Jerry Chatam with Erik Preston with JW Ghatam & Assoc.
    • “State of the Self Storage Industry – Is this as Good as it Gets?” by Ben Vestal with Argus Self Storage Sales Network
    • Cost Segregation and Other Tax Solutions by Warren Dazzio with Cost Segregation Services
    • Storage Legal Overview by Stan Masters with Masters Law Firm.

    ​Register today! We offer both online and mail-in reservation options for attendees and vendors.

    ​Attendee Registration

    We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! Register before November 5, 2016 for a discounts on guest registrations.

    KSSOA Member Pricing
    Before November 5, 2016: $75/Individual, $50/Guest.
    After November 5, 2016: $85/Individual, $60/Guest.

    Non-member Pricing
    Before November 5, 2016: $85/Individual, $60/Guest.
    After November 5, 2016: $95/Individual, $70/Guest.

    You must be registered with this site in order to make online purchases. If you are already registered, you may log in here. You may also download a registration form that you can print and mail in with a check.
    If you are considering joining the Kansas Self Storage Owner’s Association as a facility or vendor member, please visit our memberships page. We also offer free, basic registration with this site.

    Vendor Registration

    Would you like to appear at this event as a vendor? You can print Vendor Registration Form 2016, and mail it to us with a check.


  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Crestview Country Club
    1000 N. 127th St. East
    Wichita, KS 67206

    Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
    ​11am to 4 pm


    You can expect:

    • KSSOA Update 2016 Limited Lines Legislative Initiative by KSSOA President Larry Goldman, CCIM
    • Real Estate Property Tax Appeals by Jerry Chatam with Erik Preston with J W Chatam & Assoc.
    • “State of the Self Storage Industry - Is this as Good as it Gets?” by Ben Vestal with Argus Self Storage Sales Network
    • Cost Segregation & Other Tax Solutions by Warren Dazzio with Cost Segregation Services
    • Legal Update by Stan Masters with Masters Law
    • Networking with other owners & operators.


  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    The Kansas Self Storage Owners Association Spring Meeting is coming soon! This conference is an incredible opportunity to network with other owners, discover new vendors, and learn new techniques from industry professionals to win business and increase profits.
    This event offers:

    • President’s Message –  by Larry Goldman, CCIM, Re/MAX.
    • Property Tax Management – Jerry Chatam, Associates, Inc.
    • 7 Steps to Higher Profits: Simple tasks you can start on tomorrow that will help you raise rates and boost NOI – Tron Jordheim, Store Here
    • Storage Legal Overview by Stan Masters with Masters Law Firm.
    • Vendor Time and more.
    Register today! We offer both online and mail-in reservation options for attendees and vendors.

    Attendee Registration

    We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! Register before May 15, 2016 for a discounts on guest registrations:

    KSSOA Member Pricing
    Before May 15: $75/Individual, $50/Guest.
    After May 15: $85/Individual, $60/Guest.

    Non-member Pricing
    Before May 15: $75/Individual, $60/Guest.
    After May 15: $85/Individual, $70/Guest.

    You must be registered with this site in order to make online purchases.  If you are already registered, you may log in here. If you are considering joining the Kansas Self Storage Owner’s Association as a facility or vendor member, please visit our memberships page. We also offer free, basic registration with this site.

    You may purchase your registration online, or Spring Luncheon Registration for your individual and guest registrations, and mail it with a check payable to KSSOA. You may only purchase a single registration at a time through the website, so if you plan to purchase several guest registrations, printing out the form and mailing by check may be easier for you than purchasing them online.

    Vendor Registration

    Would you like to appear at this event as a vendor? You can register online for this event, or
    KSSOA Spring Mtg Expo 2016, and mail it to us with a check.


  • Monday, October 19, 2015 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter, Strategies is now available! Inside you’ll find coverage of association events, ADA Liability extending to websites, issues with real estate taxes, listed benefits of SSA for Kansas members, on the light side, and more.

    The newsletter is also wrapped with the Globe; a publication of the national Self Storage Association. 

    The Fall Luncheon is planned for November 15th at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    The KSSOA is proud to start the year with an 8% increase in membership compared to the beginning of 2014. We’re excited about the growth of our association and expect it to continue. We are now planning our Spring Luncheon at Deer Creek Golf Club on May 20, 2015. The board is seeking input and plans at this point to include Stan Masters Legal Overview, Round Tables, and more on Web Site Management.

    Visit our website for updated information as it becomes available at www.kssoa.org. Our website is being revamped and will be more functional for members and non-members. Watch for our improvements.

    The mission of the Kansas Self Storage Owners Association is to provide value and potential for growth by working together in our regional trade organization. Be sure to take a moment to consider the many (and ever-increasing) services to the storage industry that your trade associations offer. None of us are as strong alone, as we are collectively.

    "KSSOA strives to provide high return on members’ dues investment on any one of its single member benefits. Thankfully the 2012 legislative initiative provided an exceptionally high return, and will for many years, of financial commitment by our members, through lower postage costs, public notice costs, and other critical issues." said Larry Goldman, KSSOA President.

Call or Email
Voicemail: (785) 380-8886
Email: KansasStorage@gmail.com

Kansas Self Storage Owners Assoc.
P.O. Box #7624​ 
Overland Park, KS 66207


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