Flexistore Issues Warning to British Public about Self Storage Scams

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Flexistore, the UK’s leading mobile self-storage operators are issuing a warning to the British public about warehousing scams which threaten to leave people out of pocket and personal possessions.

Since 2002, Flexistore have been providing customers with quality storage in Manchester and across the entire UK, taking care of belongings between their source, namely a home or business, all the way to secured units.

Due in part to a stagnating property market in which people can no longer move to larger premises with ease, the storage business is booming. However Flexistore self storage are highlighting the pitfalls of using an inexperienced or ineffective supplier:

Many offer a simple lock-up facility, but these require customers to hire vans or removal companies to transport their goods to the warehouse and the more people involved in the process, the greater the risk of damage or theft taking place.

Meanwhile, a more serious concern is the safety of personal property once a company has accepted responsibility for it. One thing that customers expect from a self-storage firm is top quality security, but this assumption means they can overlook the reality of a site’s facilities. The sight of CCTV cameras and locks at a facility suggest that it is secure, but to a professional thief these systems pose little more than an inconvenience.

The BBC recently conducted an undercover operation to investigate the reality of security at these sites and found that what appeared to be thorough security was in fact easy to overcome.

A Flexistore spokesperson said:

“Placing your belongings in a warehouse can, for some, be a stressful affair - particularly when it’s required at short notice due to a collapsed house move or relationship. Choosing a supplier hastily can make people vulnerable to being poorly advised and ripped off but we are fully committed to offering our customers a supportive service as well as a secure one – providing that extra peace of mind.”

Flexistore pioneered the mobile locking unit which allows property owners to load up the vaults from their own doorstep – giving them complete control over how their belongings are stowed before being transferred to the main warehouse. Now, the service has gone national and mobile Flexistore storage in Aberdeen is just as accessible as storage in London.

To find about more about Flexistore visit http://www.flexistore.co.uk

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Tom Ash