5322.02 Owner's lien against stored property upon default.

(A) The owner of a self-service storage facility has a lien against the occupant on the personal property stored pursuant to a rental agreement in any storage space at the self-service storage facility, or on the proceeds of the personal property subject to the defaulting occupant's rental agreement in the owner's possession, for rent, labor, or other charges in relation to the personal property that are specified in the rental agreement and that have become due and for expenses necessary for the preservation of the personal property or expenses reasonably incurred in the sale or other disposition of the personal property pursuant to law. The owner's lien provided for in this section is also effective against the following persons:

(1) A person who has an unfiled security interest in the personal property, except that the owner's lien is not effective against a person who has a valid security interest in a motor vehicle or a valid security interest in a watercraft, whether or not the security interest in the motor vehicle or watercraft is filed;

(2) A person who meets both of the following requirements:

(a) The person has a legal interest in the personal property, a filed security interest in the personal property, or a valid security interest in the personal property that is a motor vehicle .

(b) The person consents in writing to the storage of the personal property.

(B) The owner's lien created by division (A) of this section attaches as of the date the personal property is brought to the self-service storage facility. An owner loses the owner's lien on any personal property that the owner voluntarily permits to be removed from the self-service storage facility or unjustifiably refuses to permit to be removed from the self-service storage facility.

Cite as R.C. § 5322.02

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 01-09-1981