As reported by hundreds of testimonials and articles circulating the Internet, getting a storage unit is the best solution to any storage problem nowadays. However, at times, where your problems end, another one begins, this is often the case when it comes to choosing the best Laverton storage to rent. Choosing a Flemington storage facility to entrust your valuable items with should not be taken lightly. Also, you should consider the rental cost of storage unit per month before committing to one storage facility. But, how do you know which one is the right storage facility for you? Yes, that’s right. You need to ask your way out of this dilemma.

Stop being mum when you are confronting the storage manager of any Ascot Vale storage facility and ask the appropriate questions before signing up for a rental package. This way, you can save yourself from getting the wrong deal for the cost of storage unit or making any costly mistakes. Listed below are three main questions you need to clear up with the storage warehouse owner or manager:

1. When my belongings are stored in the storage unit, does the facility offer coverage for any loss or damage of the items?

Some facilities or third parties offer storage insurance to cover the loss or damage of the items, and the coverage limit is based on the insurance company. However, most facilities do not offer coverage for any liability due to natural disasters including flood, earthquake and etc. and climate-related damage. If you have expensive items stored in the facility, you need to check with your insurance agent whether you can get higher limits of the off-premise coverage.

2. Do I qualify for any tax deductions when I’m moving my stuff to the self-storage facility?

In Australia, you can only qualify for a tax deduction if the moving is related to starting your new job. To ensure getting a deduction on the moving cost, you must first pass the “time and distance” test meaning that you must be employed at a workplace 50 miles further from their home than their previous workplace, and you must work full time at your new job for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months. That means, if you lived 20 miles from your previous job, your new job must be at least 70 miles from your old home so that you can qualify for the deduction.

3. How much do I really need to pay for the moving cost?

You should ask this question instead “Can I get a moving truck or van rental for free?” Some storage facilities offer free rental with their terms and conditions. Based on most self-storage facilities in Australia, the tenant has to abide by the rules of the facility such as fulfilling the responsibilities of picking up and returning the vehicle based on the given fixed rental time slot, refueling gasoline before returning the vehicle and much more. Literally, you are not charged with any cost of storage unit fee but you are required to pay the mileage fee. You can hardly avoid paying the mileage fee as it is normally required in most vehicle rentals. For more information, visit their website at: https://www.publicselfstorage.com.au/storage-sizes-and-rates-storman.htm/