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Is living in a Storage Facility illegal? Um...YEAH!

Laing Self Storage

If you found yourself suddenly without a home due to financial hardship or natural disaster, where would you go? For some, that could mean living with family or friends. For others, that could be living in a storage unit where they keep their belongings. While a storage unit might seem like a viable option, it’s not sustainable or safe.

Can You Live in a Storage Unit?


Living in a storage unit is prohibited by various local and federal housing laws. Storage facilities must evict any person they find living on the premises to comply with the law and most insurance policies.

There are good reasons why this restriction is in place. For starters, living in a storage unit is unsafe. In 2019, a man was found dead inside a storage unit when the facility caught on fire.

In another instance, police had to vacate multiple residents from a storage facility due to health concerns