Storage Terms & Conditions

The customer "consumer-bailor" and College Student Storage, Inc."the company" agree to the following terms and conditions:

SUMMER STORAGE, SEMESTER STORAGE, AND SHORT TERM STORAGE TERMS:

1. OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY:

The consumer-bailor has represented and warranted to the company that he or she is the legal owner or in lawful possession of the property and has the legal right and authority to contract for services of all of the property tendered, upon provisions, limitations, terms and conditions herein set forth and that there are no existing liens, mortgages or encumbrances on said property. If there be any litigation as a result of the breach of this clause the consumer-bailor agrees to pay all charges that may be due together with such costs and expenses including attorney's fees which the company may reasonably incur or become liable to pay in connection therewith and this company shall have a lien on said property for all charges that may be due them as well as for such costs and expenses.

2. PAYMENT:

(a) It is agreed that the company shall have a general lien upon any and all property deposited with it or hereafter deposited with it. All goods deposited upon which storage or shipping and all other expenses are not paid when due, will be sold at public auction to pay said accrued charges and expenses of the sale, after due notice to the consumer-bailor, and publication of the time and place of said sale, according to law.

(b) The company shall have a further lien for all monies advanced to any third parties for account of the consumer bailor.

(c) Accounts are due at the time of pick-up. Your $25 deposit is for boxes, tape, and packaging supplies being delivered to you ahead of time and or for reserving your storage space for storage customers or reserving CSS for any of our other services that we offer. If the balance is not paid within 2 weeks of pick up, the company will place a $25 late fee charge per every two weeks, until the final balance is paid. This balance paid is for per semester storage or shipping only, any additional tie acquires additional fees, and the consumer-bailor cannot collect their property until the complete balance is paid. Any cancellation after the consumer-bailor receives boxes, tape, and packaging supplies from CSS or the final box day offered at their school will result in their deposit being forfeited.

3. LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY:

(a) The company when transporting to or from the facility for permanent storage acts as a private carrier only, reserving the right to refuse any order for transporting and in no event is a common carrier.

(b) This contract is accepted subject to delays or damages caused by war, insurrection, labor troubles, strikes, Acts of God or the public enemy, riots, the elements, floods, street traffic, elevator service or other causes beyond the control of the company.

(c) The company is not responsible for any fragile articles injured or broken, unless packed by its employees and unpacked by them at the time of delivery. The company will not be responsible for mechanical or electrical functioning of any article such as but not limited to, pianos, radios, stereos, television sets, clocks, computers, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, or other instruments and appliances whether or not such articles were packed or unpacked by the company.

(d) No liability of any kind shall attach to the company for any damage caused to the goods by inherent vice, moths, vermin or other insects, rust, fire, water, changes in temperature, fumigation, or deterioration.

(e) Unless a greater valuation is stated on the front of this contract, the consumer-bailor or owner declares that the damage in case of loss or damage arising out of storage, transportation, packing, unpacking, fumigation, cleaning or handling of the goods and the liability of the company for any cause for which it may be liable for each or any piece or package and the contents thereof does not exceed and is limited to $100 per lost or damaged box, plastic container, or individual item, unless another amount is declared on the front side of this contract. The consumer-bailor or owner having been given the opportunity to declare a higher valuation without limitation in case of loss or damage by any cause, would make the company liable to pay the higher rate based thereon. The company’s liability may be increased on part or all of the goods stored, at the time of the signing of this contract. The rates charged for such increase of valuation are available at $100 for every $1000 of insurance requested per semester for storage and $10 per $100 of additional insurance on shipped or freighted items. The consumer-bailor acknowledges that he or she has been furnished with a opportunity to enable the consumer-bailor to request such increased valuation of insurance on the date of the signing of this contract.

(f) Car Storage: The customer releases College Student Storage, LLC and all employees or representatives and the owner from any liability including but not limited to at fault or no fault damage, loss, dead batteries, or vandalism to the vehicle. ***College Student Storage, LLC is not liable for at fault or not at fault for damage, loss, or vandalism.

College Student Storage, LLC will not be responsible for any items stored inside the vehicle that are lost, stolen, or damaged. Your car will be stored inside a climate controlled, alarmed warehouse with a security gate around it. You are responsible for any insurance on all items stored or left in vehicles.

4. ADDRESS AND CHANGE:

It is agreed that the address of the consumer-bailor of goods for storage is as given on the front side of this contract and shall be relied upon by the company as the address of the consumer-bailor until change of address is given in writing by email to the company and acknowledged in writing by email by the company and notice of any change of address will not be valid or binding upon the company if given or acknowledged in any other manner.

5. FILING OF CLAIM NOTICE:

(a) As a condition precedent to recovery, a claim must be in writing by email with pictures if possible and supported by a paid invoice and filed with the company within 3 days of the delivery of the goods. No action may be maintained by the consumer-bailor against the company either by suit or arbitration to recover for claimed loss or damage, unless commenced within 2 weeks next after the date of delivery by the company.

(b) The company shall have the right to inspect and repair alleged damaged articles.

6. CORRECTION OF ERRORS:

The consumer-bailor agrees that unless notice is given in writing to the company within 7 days after the receipt of the inventory list accompanying the warehouse receipt and made a part thereof including any exceptions noted thereon as to the condition of the property when received for storage, the inventory list shall be deemed to be correct and complete, subject to the provisions of Article 12 of this contract.

7. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:

The contract represents the entire agreement between the parties hereto and cannot be modified except in writing and shall be deemed to apply.To all the property whether household goods or goods of any other nature or description which the company may now at any time in the future store, pack, transport or ship for the owners account.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

(a) If goods need be picked up or delivered beyond the ground floor, the consumer-bailor agrees to pay an additional charge for moving or other necessary labor to effect storage. Consumer-bailor shall arrange in advance for all necessary elevator and other services and any charges for same shall be met by the consumer-bailor. Consumer-bailor agrees to pay the quarterly hourly charge in this contract for waiting time caused by lack of sufficient elevator service.

(b) Moving charges do not include the assembly or disassembly of beds, futons, Ikea of particle board furniture, curtains, mirrors, fixtures, pictures, electric or other fittings or the relaying of floor coverings or similar services but if such services are ordered, an assembly or disassembly charge will be made therefore.

(c)The consumer-bailor will be charged $25 per every 15 minutes of a moving or repacking rate if needed.

(d) All storage rates charged to the consumer-bailer are per semester. No refunds will be given to the consumer-bailor for storage delivered earlier than scheduled drop-off dates that CSS provides for each school, unless arranged at time of sign-up. The consumer-bailor will also pay a $50-$175 special delivery charge for delivery outside scheduled delivery dates for their school or a $40 warehousing fee on receipt of their storage from the warehouse after the delivery dates for each school from September-April.

(e) All Vehicles must have insurance on them in full force. Your insurance is your only recourse for compensation for any or all types of damages, loss, or vandalism. All vehicles that we store must have at least 1/4 tank of gas in them. If we need to put gas in your vehicle, you will be charged $15 for the service and $10 worth of gas. We will leave the gas receipt in the vehicle. If your vehicle leaks oil or fluids, you will be charged a clean up fee of $25 -$100 to clean up all oil and fluid spills in the warehouse. Pictures of your vehicle and the leaks will be taken for documentation.

If a customer chooses semester car storage at the time of pick up, and takes their vehicle out of storage early, still they will be charged for the full semester storage rate. If your battery dies while your vehicle is in storage, we are not responsible. We will put in a new one at cost and give you the receipt. All vehicle storage rates are to be paid in full within 1 week of pick up and billed either per month or per semester.

9. DISCOUNTS:

CSS offers numerous discounts off your storage bill. Our policy is one discount per customer. We will always give you the highest discount off your storage bill if you are eligible for more than one of our numerous discounts. Our discounts ONLY apply for our storage services. We do not discount any of our shipping, freighting, moving, Ikea, or packing services or discount moving supplies.

10. MINIMUM STORAGE BILL:

The minimum storage bill for any customer even after discounts is $100 per semester. That is the minimum rate. If your storage bill is under $100 with or without discounts, you will still be charged the minimum rate of $100 per semester.

11. INVENTORY:

(a) The consumer-bailor should review the condition noted on this inventory for each household good listed thereon before these goods are picked up for storage or shipping to make sure that a proper description of the condition of each of the goods has been entered on the inventory. Before signing this contract the consumer-bailor should note on the inventory by item number any exception he or she may have as to the condition descriptions listed by the company. Any exception which the consumer-bailor has a dispute should be expressed as follows. The column marked consumer notation on the inventory should be marked with an X next to the items to which the consumer-bailor disputes the description. The consumer-bailor should then circle the particular notation made by the company's representative which the consumer-bailor disputes.

12. CONSUMER-BAILOR:

The consumer-bailor. When used in this contract, the term consumer-bailor shall refer to the depositor and/or the owner of the household goods placed in storage or shipped pursuant to this contract.

13. CANCELLATION:

The consumer-bailor shall have their deposit refunded to them if they cancel before receiving their boxes and packaging from CSS on the last given box date for their school. The consumer-bailor deposit will be forfeited for any cancellation after receiving boxes and tape or within 3 days of pick up.

14. CONSUMER-BAILOR:

Is responsible for meeting both the pickup and delivery location, date, and time. Failure to do so will incur an additional hourly rate charged to repeat the services. There will be a $75-$175 charge added if the consumer-bailor misses the return date requested. Any secondary attempt to deliver items to the consumer-bailor by the company is based on availability. If a special pick up or drop off is needed the consumer-bailor will pay an additional $50-$175 pickup or delivery charge.This fee does not include additional moving or assembly or disassembly charges.

15. COLLEGE STUDENT STORAGE, INC

Reserves the right to change the pickup and delivery date and time.