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Self-Storage Facility Audits

Self storage property auditing is a very specialized form of auditing. The industry has its own indigenous problems and opportunities. In today’s competitive markets, wrought with the ever increasing liabilities of simply owning a self storage facility, many self storage investors and owners prefer to use the services of an experienced firm for their routine property auditing. SkilCheck Services, Inc. offers professional self storage property auditing services, coupled with years of experience in the field. Carol A. Mixon, president of SkilCheck Services, has over 30 years of experience in the self storage industry. We are the industry innovators and leaders!

Pre-Visit Research

Prior to the facility visit, we will log in to your web based management software to do a pre-visit search for:

  • Website & Internet Marketing Review
  • Deleted Payments/Odd Charges
  • Employee Theft Signs


On-Site Visit

During the on-site visit, we will conduct the following:

  • 100% unit inventory
  • Review customer rental agreements
  • Examine Deposit Slips & Reports
  • Backup Computer Software / Search for Unauthorized Activity
  • Review of Office Procedures, Operations Manual, Lien Procedures, Auction Files


Post-Visit Report of Findings

After the on-site visit, a complete report of findings will be put together for you and sent via mail and e-mail for your records.

  • Recommendations for facility improvements
  • Unauthorized usage report


Post-Visit Consulting

We know there are many questions after an audit and we are ready for them.  Each facility audit includes conference and consulting time with your auditor to go over any and all findings and to discuss procedures moving forward.


Legal Help

If your auditor found theft or you need an expert witness in court, Carol Mixon is available to you at an additional cost per hour.


carlos-kaslow.jpgCarlos Kaslow: Carlos Kaslow is a California attorney and serves as the General Counsel to the Self Storage Association. He is the editor of the Self Storage Legal Review, the SSA’s legal periodical. He is a founding partner of the Self Storage Legal Network; the industry’s only telephone legal information service. Mr. Kaslow has provided legal consulting services to several of the largest U.S. self storage operators, including Public Storage, Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers and U-Store-It. He has written numerous articles on legal and insurance issues confronting self storage for the SSA Globe and other industry publications. He is the co-author of the Rental Agreement Handbook.


The Cost

$2,500 Per Facility Audit

Includes: Pre-Visit Resesarch, On-Site Visit, Post Visit Report of Findings, and Post-Visit Consulting

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