Lock and Store Terms

  1. ‘US’ and ‘OUR’ means the proprietors of Lock and Store Self Storage. ‘YOU’ and ‘YOUR’ means the signatory detailed on the agreement form.
  2. This contract entitles you to rent the container space we designate to you for storage of any items owned by you which are deemed acceptable – see clause 3.
  3. You may not sublet or receive payment from a third party for storing items in the container designated to you without our written consent. You may not store prohibited, illegal or stolen items, illegal drugs, potentially dangerous, damaging, explosive, inflammable or oxidising items, including propane or butane gas cylinders; plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause an infestation; food or goods which should be frozen or refrigerated; any animals including pets, birds and fish. Any goods requiring a special licence or Government permission to store, import or export may only be stored if we have received a copy of the licence. We have the right to open the container and remove and dispose of any such items that we suspect of the above without informing you first.
  4. No items may be left outside the container without our express permission. Any items left outside a container will be removed and disposed of at your cost without prior notice.
  5. Without our express written permission, no activities involving selling (either wholesale or retail) renting or any business activity, repairs to vehicles or stored items will be allowed on the premises. Our planning permission allows for storage use only. No vehicles may be left on the premises unless you are present or unless we have agreed in advance and a parking charge is paid in advance. Any vehicles on site are there entirely at your own risk.
  6. Hire charges are due monthly in advance. Charges are worked out on an averaged annual daily rate. (One month’s rental is therefore charged at 365 days divided by 12, giving an averaged month of 30.42 days). Payments are due monthly on the same date each month based on the date the contract commences. We hold a £100 deposit which is refunded at the end of the contract subject to the container being undamaged and all outstanding debts cleared. We will hold on file credit or debit card details and will automatically take rental payments when due without informing or invoicing you first. Alternatively, payments may be made by standing order if arranged with us in advance.
  7. We can give you 28 days notice to remove all items from the container at any time without giving a reason. If you fail to remove all items we are entitled to enter the container, sell or dispose of some or all items without further notice. The cost of the sale or disposal and the cost of entering the container will be charged to you. The net proceeds will be returned to you on request, less any outstanding debts and without interest being due.
  8. Arrears: if you are more than 28 days in arrears, we shall be entitled to enter the container, sell or dispose of any items, without notice, as detailed in clause 7 above. It is your responsibility to ensure we receive payment when due.
  9. We accept no liability whatsoever or howsoever arising in respect of loss, damage or expense arising from errors in information or advice provided by us whether or not due to negligence of us, our employees or subcontractors.
  10. We shall not be liable to you or any person or item that you bring onto the premises, for any direct, indirect, special or consequetial loss or damage, costs, expenses or other claims for loss or injury, or compensation however caused. We recommend that you arrange your own insurance cover for items on the premises.
  11. We review our charges periodically, You will be given 28 days notice in writing of any increases.
  12. We require you to provide us with 7 days notice if you wish to end the contract. The container must be empty, unlocked and available to us in the same condition that you rented the unit by the end of the 7th day. Any damage must be either rectified by yourself or we shall charge repairs at cost.
  13. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, any advertising or literature is intended to present a general idea of the service and should not be assumed to be a basis for a contract. These terms and conditions supercedes any previous contract.
  14. Use of the stairs located on site will be entirely at your own risk. Do not use them unless you have been instructed on their use and you have followed the operating procedure. If in any doubt, don’t use them but seek advice from us.