Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1138 (HB 1138) on June 25, 2020 to update the self storage lien laws in our state. It includes new provisions regarding value limits, unit access, late fees and vehicle towing. In addition, HB 1138 allows operators to send lien notifications via verified mail instead of Certified Mail. Email notices are permitted as long as the provision is accepted by the tenant in the rental agreement. Operators may now hold lien auctions online. Lien sales will be considered commercially reasonable as long as three independent bidders attend.
You can view a complete copy of HB 1138 here.