This is a one-time fee that you will pay when you apply to rent a storage unit. An admin fee comes standard at pretty much every storage facility and is meant to cover the costs associated with renting the storage unit to a new tenant.
Insurance (Tenant Protection)
Unlike other types of insurance, you don’t hear much about self storage insurance. If you rent a storage unit, however, self storage insurance is important and fortunately very cheap. When you rent a storage unit at BunkerBox Storage, you also have the option to sign up for insurance. This fees are set by the insurance provider. For about the cost of 3-4 coffee drinks, you have coverage for your items. Having a Tenant Protection policy insures you against a wide range of hazards including fire and burglary.
Late fees at a storage facility are certainly optional. You’re never going to get charged a late fee by BunkerBox Storage if you pay your rent on time. If you are late on paying your rent, here’s what it looks like:
The grace period lasts for five days after the rent is due. Once those five days are over, a fee is added to your monthly rent. Every day after that costs you an additional amount. Eventually, the lock-out and lien process begins and if you’re seriously behind on rent, your storage unit may even go to auction. The simple solution is to pay your rent before that happens. Be sure to respond to any communication you receive from BunkerBox Storage if you’re running behind on monthly payments on your storage unit.
If you’re the kind of person who may lose their keys from time to time, this might be one fee to budget for. Again, this fee is optional.
Obviously, not everyone is going to lose their key, but if one day you do lose your key, BunkerBox Storage will refer you to a locksmith. Locksmith fees are charged independently and can vary, so in order to save yourself money—hassle—and keep your key somewhere that you’ll remember it.
If you'd like to save another optional fee during your move out, please clean out your storage unit. When moving out of your storage unit, it’s crucial that you remove all of your items and clean up any mess. In other words, leave your storage unit as you found it: empty and clean. If you abandon property which has to be removed, damage the unit, or spill something and don’t clean it up, this may result in a cleaning fee, or worse.
Cleaning fees are variable and are charged based on how many hours it takes the storage facility personnel to clean things up. There is a big difference in cleaning times between leaving a few boxes behind and completely trashing your storage unit with garbage. It's not necessary to hire a crew clean your storage unit; just use common sense when you move out and you’ll avoid paying a cleanup fee.