2A:44-187. Short title
This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Self-Service Storage Facility Act."
L.1983, c. 136, s. 1, eff. April 14, 1983.
As used in this act:
"Last known address" means that address provided by the occupant in the latest rental agreement, or the address provided by the occupant in a subsequent written notice of a change of address.
"Occupant" means a person, the person's sublessee, successor, or assignee, entitled to the use of the storage space at a self-service storage facility under a rental agreement, to the exclusion of others.
"Owner" means the proprietor, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a self-service storage facility, the owner's agent, or any other person authorized by the owner to manage the facility, or to receive rent from an occupant under a rental agreement.
"Personal property" means movable property not affixed to land, and includes, but is not limited to, goods, merchandise, and household items.
"Rental agreement" means any written agreement or lease, that establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules or any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of a self-service storage facility.
"Self-service storage facility" means any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants who are to have access for the purpose of storing and removing personal property. No occupant shall use a self-service storage facility for residential purposes. A self-service storage facility is not a warehouse as used in chapter 7 of Title 12A of the New Jersey Statutes.
L.1983, c. 136, s. 2, eff. April 14, 1983.
2A:44-189. Lien on personal property; priority
Except as specified in this subsection, the owner of a self-service storage facility or the owner's heirs, successors or assigns shall have a lien upon all personal property located at a self-service storage facility for rent, labor, or other reasonable charges due as specified in the rental agreement in relation to the personal property, and for expenses necessary for its preservation, or expenses reasonably incurred in its sale under this act. The lien provided for in this section is superior to any other lien or security interest except those prior liens established pursuant to N.J.S. 2A:37-20, sections 3 and 12 of P.L.1966, c. 30 (C. 54:32B-3, C. 54:32B-12) and R.S. 54:35-19 and those as to which the occupant has notified the owner in writing. The lien attaches as of the date the personal property is brought to the self-service storage facility.
L.1983, c. 136, s. 3, eff. April 14, 1983.
2A:44-190. Issuance of warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title; application of act
If an owner issues a warehouse receipt, a bill of lading, or other document of title for the personal property stored at the self-service storage facility, the owner and the occupant shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 7 of Title 12A of the New Jersey Statutes and the provisions of this act shall not apply.
L.1983, c. 136, s. 4, eff. April 14, 1983.
2A:44-191. Satisfaction of lien
An owner's lien for a claim which is more than 30 days overdue may be satisfied as follows:
L.1983, c. 136, s. 5, eff. April 14, 1983.
2A:44-192. Existing rental agreements; validity and enforcement
All rental agreements entered into before, and not extended or renewed after, the enactment of this act, shall remain valid, and may be enforced or terminated in accordance with their terms or as permitted by any other law of this State.
L.1983, c. 136, s. 6, eff. April 14, 1983.
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