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What is Self-Storage?

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Often when we explain what services we offer; the recurring question always appears: what does it mean? self-storage? Self-storage is the term used to refer to the temporary rental of private storage spaces. According to the best caloundra storage facility Association, it implies “self-service storage for private users, professionals or companies that need a small warehouse, a small storage room or a safe and exclusive space, which they want to manage themselves with total freedom”.

Born in the United States after World War II, self-storage was developed until leading the world market in this country, and having Australia and Spain as strong competitors.

In Argentina we know them as bailers and storage, in Spain they say storage rooms and in Anglo-Saxon countries, self-storage (and you probably recognize them having ever seen the reality TV show Who gives more?). The high rate of consumerism together with the high cost of the land made offering private spaces the perfect solution: it allows access to a personal space for a lower price than that of a property.

Self-storage, whose fundamentals are privacy, security and comfort, is a service for both private clients and corporate clients. The particular customer serves when:

  • you need to have a larger space than the one physically owned in the home
  • you have to vacate a home without having another available
  • the home is going to be remodeled and the environments need to be cleared
  • moves to a smaller house than the one that was owned
  • He decides to leave his home for a long time and wants to avoid paying a rent
  • acquires inheritance
  • redecorates his house and has not yet gotten rid of the previous decoration or wants to keep it
  • You need to store cars, boats, ATVs or other vehicles and do not have their own garage

At the corporate level, self-storage is a solution for businesses and offices that need to store:

  • documentation that they do not access frequently
  • merchandise, supplies, packaging material and pre or post season products
  • promotional and advertising material in large quantities or dimensions
  • furniture, equipment and machinery in the face of remodeling or temporary cessation of activity

Likewise, the spaces function as distribution points for companies that do not have their own premises, as is the case of distributors and online sales companies. For these cases, the providers of self-storage spaces have diversified and offer specific spaces for these transactions, such as the courtesy offices that Metro box provides for the encounter with private clients.

The self-storage industry continues to grow and has already come to standardize services and conditions worldwide through organizations such as Inside Self-Storage, which summons annual fairs to discuss the state and future of the industry, while offering seminars on different areas of the business, opens the debate for the resolution of frequent problems and generates statistics to understand the evolution of the market.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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Samuel Leeds Buys Shares In Property Tribes; Says He Wants To Make It Better

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People in UK property circles may be familiar with the very public dispute between former MTV presenter, property investor, and community manager of the company Property Tribes, Vanessa Warwick, & property investment trainer and owner of the company ‘Property Investors’, Samuel Leeds; as Leeds has accused Warwick of assisting with racism and discrimination against ethnic minority tenants. In recent news, Samuel Leeds was reported to have bought a 35% share of the company Property Tribes, making him officially now a person of significant control at Property Tribes.

Warwick established Property Tribes to accumulate wisdom from various property owners and landlords to create a place of guidance for people in the industry to do business better. According to the company,

“We wanted to create a free use, safe, and agenda-free place for landlords to get information from a “hive mind”, not a singularity, so that they could learn and grow their property business.”

However, in one of his recent videos, Samuel Leeds pointed out blatant support of racism in some of the advice coming from Warwick herself. As one of the landlords asks on the forum – if they would be implicated by the race discrimination laws in the UK for refusing tenancy to Bangladeshi families as the landlord is not fond of the smell of their staple food, curry; Vanessa Warwick herself is seen advising against mentioning the reason for said refusal, thus averting the legal repercussions altogether.

In the video, Leeds points out several more situations where Warwick has behaved in a racist manner. In fact, she has become a new advisor on the panel of the UK’s Property Redress Scheme and has been under criticism in their forum as well for supporting discrimination against ethnic minorities.

Warwick also expressed strong disapproval of Leeds as a property trainer citing the reason that his students came from the “vulnerable” demographic. Leeds called out the racist mindset in this reasoning, as in reality, his students predominantly come from ethnic minorities and don’t fall in the “vulnerable” category. He began drawing attention to the issue over his YouTube channel and his website, and ended up facing severe disparagement from Warwick and her followers. Leeds finally sued Warwick for defamation and she brought a counter lawsuit for six-figure damages.

In an attempt to put an end to the battle once and for all, Samuel Leeds reports to have bought a share, 35% to be exact, of the company, Property Tribes. Even though he is only a minority shareholder and will have limited control, Leeds believes he can make a difference in “cleaning up the company” and reduce racism in the forum.

He jokingly adds,

“Because they trolled me, I wanted to at least get paid… Like Michael Jackson did to Eminem.”

Leeds pledges that any money he makes off this transaction will be donated to charitable organisations that tackle racism and online bullying. In addition, Leeds will donate an extra £50,000 to organisations that fight hatred in the UK. With this move, he is determined to take a strong stand against all discriminations in the property sector or any other industry.

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