We do not recommend that members amend the agreement, with the exception of the recommendations contained in this document. What may look like a small change to reflect your business could make a big difference from the legal position of the agreement. If you have any questions about the agreement, please contact the SSA UK office to discuss the matter. This agreement was approved by trade standards as part of their primary authorisation system. This not only gives you more legal protection, but also more security for your customers as the agreement is consumer-friendly. It also makes it easier for you to reach the „buy with confidence“ trading standards scheme if you have chosen. Even if you do not offer customer merchandise insurance or if the customer refuses your offer, you should ask the customer to store the value of his goods on the front of the contract. We recommend that you ask the customer for this information at the beginning of the process before discussing the details and costs of the insurance. RGPD laws require you to have a privacy statement covering the handling of a client`s personal data. Most companies have done so on their websites.

The agreement is written on the basis that you have an appropriate privacy statement on your website. You should also make sure that this contains a reference to information about social media accounts. Most data protection information related to the previous agreement has been deleted on this basis. If you do not have a privacy policy, please contact SSA UK for help. Customer merchandise insurance is an integral part of self-storage and you should encourage all your customers to insure their products, both for their own and for your own protection. This agreement aims to cover the most common practices for the insurance of the customer`s products, for example. B news for the former substitute for goods. We advise you to check with your insurer, as they may have made some changes to the insurance clauses. In some cases, section 44 may be removed from the contract, but you should only do so if you have recommended it by your insurer.

There are a number of places in the agreement where you need to add your business data, information about your privacy document and certain conditions, z.B. 4 weekly or monthly contracts. These are all highlighted in yellow in the document. Most are on the front page, but additions are also needed in clauses 33 and 36 on the last page. All of these yellow sections must be completed before the agreement is used. Pay particular attention to the selection of the 28-day or month-to-month countdown and the notice. This notice period applies to both the Self Storage Store and the customer. It is usually 28 days, but can be as short as 7 days.

This contract will be concluded online. This is based on the cooling rules of the UK Online Contracts Act. These are contained on the front of the contract, in green relief. If you only use this contract for in-store customers, this item can be removed. However, if there are any doubts about the use of the contract online or by email to customers, this clause should remain on the front page.