1. DESCRIPTION OF SPACE:  In consideration of the covenants, conditions and agreements hereinafter contained to be kept and performed by Occupant, Owner does hereby lease to the Occupant the space located at 920 Magnolia Lane, Christiansburg, VA 24073 as described above, herein called “the space,” or “the premises” meaning the entire property.

  2. TERM:  The lease shall commence on the date of execution of this agreement and shall terminate thirty (30) days thereafter unless extended or unless sooner terminated according to the provisions hereof. PRICES FORK SELF STORAGE does NOT prorate a stay less than 30 days.

  3. RENT:  The rent shall be due on the first (1st) day of each monthly lease period, in advance, and without demand. If rental is not paid when due, Occupant shall agree to pay a LATE CHARGE of $15.00 per month for payments received more than five (5) days late. Occupant agrees to pay a $32.00 charge for each RETURNED CHECK. This lease will terminate unless it is renewed each month by the Occupant paying the monthly rental when due or in advance as stated in the lease agreement. In the event the lease is renewed, it is especially agreed that the covenants and terms of this agreement remain in effect and are to be considered in full force and effect. Owner retains the right to increase rent at any time with a minimum thirty (30) days’ verbal or written notice. All rental payments shall be made to Owner at the above address, monthly in advance WITHOUT DEMAND as same shall become due. Any additional charges shall be payable concurrently with the rent payment in respect of which said additional charge is levied. In the event of a LOCKOUT under Section 4 hereof, it is agreed that the rent shall continue until lease is terminated by Owner or Occupant.

  4. DEFAULT AND LOCK OUT:  The Occupant shall be in default if the Occupant fails to pay rent when due or breaks any of the other terms or conditions of this agreement. In the event of default by Occupant, the Owner shall be entitled to deny Occupant access to the leased space by : (A) overlocking or (B) removing Occupant’s property to another space.

  5. LIEN:  Pursuant to the Virginia Self Storage Act (Sect. 55.1-2901 of the Code of Virginia) Owners has a lien on all personal property stored in the leased space and upon default by Occupant, Owner may enforce this lien by selling the property which is stored in the leased space.

  6. RIGHT OF ENTRY:  Owner shall have the right to enter the leased space and move contents if any part of this contract is broken.

  7. CHANGE OF ADDRESS:  Occupant agrees promptly to advise Owner, in writing of any change in Occupant’s mailing address or telephone number. Owner is not responsible for inability to communicate with Occupant due to Occupant failure to notify Owner of changes in contact information.

  8. RULES AND REGULATIONS:  Occupant agrees to abide by all rules and regulations to include NO SMOKING ON THE PREMISES. Smoking on the premises will result in immediate lease termination.

  9. USE:  Occupant shall use the leased space for the purpose of dead storage of personal property wholly owned by the Occupant and for no other purpose. The storage of explosive or other inherently dangerous material is prohibited. Occupant shall not use the leased space for any unlawful purpose or any purpose which is, in the sole opinion of the Owner, inappropriate, hazardous, or offensive. Occupant shall not make any alterations or sublet the leased space without the prior written approval of Owner. The use of Owner’s electricity to power electrical tools, machinery or appliances is prohibited, without the prior written approval of Owner. Occupant shall, at all times, keep the leased space secured with Occupant’s own lock.

  10. RISK OF LOSS:  This agreement is made on the express condition that OCCUPANT’S USE OF THE PREMISES SHALL BE SOLELY AT OCCUPANT’S OWN RISK. Occupant acknowledges that Owner does not furnish any security for the space rented nor does Owner make any claims or representations concerning the security of the facility or the space rented. Owner shall not be responsible for the theft or mysterious disappearance of Occupant’s property or for damage thereto caused by fire, water, freezing, heat, extreme changes in temperature, humidity, dampness, leakage, rodents, insects, lightening, windstorm, hail, snow, flood, explosion, riot or civil disturbance, collapse of buildings, actions of other occupants, loss or failure of electricity or from any cause whatever, except if caused by a willful or negligent act of Owner or its Agents. Occupant accepts the leased space in an “As-is” condition and acknowledges that no heat will be provided. Should one of the Owner’s employees perform any services for Occupant at Occupant’s request, such employee shall be deemed to be the agent of the Occupant regardless of whether payment for said services is made or not. OWNER PROVIDES NO INSURANCE FOR OCCUPANT’S PROPERTY STORED IN THE LEASED SPACE.

  11. NO BAILMENT:  The care, custody and control of all property stored in the leased space shall remain vested in the Occupant and this agreement in no way creates a bailor-bailee relationship.

  12. SURRENDER:  Upon termination of this agreement, Occupant shall surrender the leased space in BROOM-CLEAN condition and UNDAMAGED. If the unit is not cleaned out there will be a cleaning charge, $20.00 and possibly a haul away charge to remove left items, based on contents to be removed.

  13. ABANDONMENT:  Any space remaining vacant and without a lock for a period of three(3) or more days will be considered abandoned and revert to the Owner for re-rental. Any remaining contents will be disposed of in such manner as Owner may see fit. If a cost for removal is incurred, said cost will be considered an ADDITIONAL CHARGE and shall be payable IMMEDIATELY.

  14. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE:  If any part of this agreement for any reason is declared invalid, such decision shall not effect the validity of any remaining portion, which remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if this agreement had been executed with the invalid portion thereof eliminated.

  15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:  This agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties hereto and supersedes any prior understanding or written or oral agreements between the parties respecting the contained subject matter and neither they nor their agents shall be bound by any terms, conditions, statement, warranties, representations or advertisement, oral or written not herein contained.

  16. DEPARTURE:  The Occupant MUST notify the manager in writing, text, or email the Occupant has vacated the space and the lock has been removed. Any tenant who does NOT remove their lock storage rental charges will continue until the lock is removed and tenant notifies manager.