Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage the parent company of Portabox has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. and Portabox have been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

As essential services, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. and Portabox

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. and Portabox will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps We're Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • We are limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. and Portabox is proud to continue offering our services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. We are here to make the process of storing belongings seamless & safe for you.

Self-storage eviction 101

Paying for any product or service today includes having to agree to certain terms and conditions. And the same applies to the self-storage industry. There are certain conditions that both facilities and users need to understand. Companies that offer professional storage services also provide customers with rights and obligations. It is possible for the owner or the manager of the facility to terminate your lease. We are going to let you know in what cases self-storage eviction can happen. Take into consideration all of them, do everything according to your agreement and you will have nothing to worry about.

When does self-storage eviction take place?

An eviction can differ from one storage facility to the other. So, if you are thinking about getting in touch with self-storage Seattle, ask them about this. However, there are certain similarities among most lease agreements. For example, a majority of them is based on a month to month kind of basis. But when it comes to disrespecting the core guidelines, here are the most usual cases when eviction takes place:

  • being hostile towards the storage operator or disrespecting the storage facility hours,
  • avoiding or intentionally resisting to pay the monthly storage fee,
  • uncivilized behavior withing the storage facility.
Terms and conditions
If you are familiar with all of the terms and conditions of your contract, the possibility of getting a self-storage eviction is quite low

In case you have done something of this kind, you should know that the storage operator will have the right to perform the eviction. Of course, before this happens, you are going to get a notice. In addition to this, you will also get an explanation of why this is going to happen.

Any kind of agreement violation can lead to this

Even though you have rented or you are planning to rent a Renton self-storage container, you should always bear in mind that this is not your property. This can easily happen if some time passes. You will relax and it is probable that you will not consider it as someone else’s property. This is precisely the time when you stop paying much attention and start making mistakes.

For example, it can easily happen that you store some of the items that are forbidden in storage. So, if you are renting a unit for a long period of time, try to think of a way to avoid this scenario from happening. If it is needed, read your lease from time to time in order to remind yourself about both your rights and obligations. It is certainly much better to be safe than sorry.

Be professional with the storage operator

The storage operator, that is, the manager in charge of a storage facility has the power to evict a paying tenant. Of course, this is only possible if the tenant breaks the rules. In addition to this, the storage operator is the one who is responsible for ensuring that any evasive action taken from their side is just. In order to do this, he or she should have proof of a breach in the tenant’s agreement.

Handshake
If you are on good terms with your storage provider, they will let you know if you are doing something wrong in order to avoid the eviction

When this is the case, they present suitable eviction documents about the particular infringement. So, in order for you to avoid getting in a situation of this kind, it is advisable to have a good relationship with your storage operator. The operators of Newcastle self-storage are quite friendly so it will not be hard to be on good terms with them.

The principles of the eviction

You should bear in mind that each and every state has its own procedure when eviction is in question. However, there are some general principles that every eviction action has. These are the following:

  • there will be some sort of preliminary notice before the procedure begins,
  • the court or clerk of courts will handle the complaint of your tenant,
  • it is possible for some sort of trial or adjudication to take place in order to remove the tenant from the premises,
  • there is a sort of court procedure during which a court-appointed official supervises the removal of the property,
  • you have a chance to file a claim for money damages as a supplement to the eviction complaint; in case there is something valuable in your unit, you can lay claim to it.

If you get evicted, you have two options

In case it happens that you find yourself in a situation of this kind, there are two things you can do. First of all, if it was clear that you have violated the agreement, you should respect the eviction notice. Get everything from your storage unit and find another one. However, if this was not actually the case, you should take action. Namely, if there is some discrepancy between your alleged violation and previous agreement, you should not sit with your arms crossed.

Going through paperwork
If you do not think you have violated the agreement, find proof

If it happens that you have the resources, the time, and the proper proof, you are set. You will have a chance to prove that you have not violated your agreement. Of course, during that time, you should constantly bear in mind what your obligations towards your storage company are.

Now you know what can lead to getting a self-storage eviction notice. The only thing left for you to do when renting a storage unit is to pay attention in order to avoid violating your agreement. Keep reminding yourself about your duties and about the rules of the storage company. Should you do this from time to time, there will be nothing for you to worry about. You will get to keep the storage unit until your lease expires. Also, by being on good terms with your storage operator, they will surely point out to you if you are doing something wrong in order to avoid getting the eviction.

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