Occupant:_______ Unit:_______ Date:_______
This RoyalBlue Protection Rider (“Rider”) is attached to and forms a part of the StorageBlue Self-Storage Agreement (“Agreement”) entered into by and between you (“Occupant”) and StorageBlue (“Owner”) for the use of the Premises at the Facility. This Rider applies only where Occupant does NOT have “Renter’s Insurance” or “Homeowner’s Insurance”, and has requested their property to be included in the RoyalBlue Protection Program, and Owner has received the required additional rent. Owner provides this service as a last resort if Occupant does not have insurance to protect their belongings.
To the extent that you do not obtain comprehensive insurance to cover risks of loss to your property stored with Owner, you will not be protected for loss or damage to your property. The Agreement at paragraph 6 expressly limits Owner’s Risk of Loss, and explains that all of your property stored at the Facility is stored at your sole risk of loss, and that Owner is not liable for loss or damage of your property.
This Rider replaces paragraph 6, and provides that Owner will assume the risk of loss, up to specified limits and only for certain types of damage, as explained in this Rider.
In exchange for additonal rent, owner offers the RoyalBlue Protection Plan to provide limited protection against certain loss or damage. This Protection Plan is not an insurance policy and Owner and its employees are not insurance agents. Owner does not assume liability for loss or damage to the Occupant’s property as a result of events beyond the Owner’s control, and for which the Owner would not be liable for under the law. Owner’s liability under the Protection Plan and as offered in this Rider is limited to loss or damage occurring from the Owner’s negligence. The Protection Plan applies only to physical loss or damage to your stored personal property, and excludes loss or damage which may result from your loss of use to the property or the reduction in the market value of the property not resulting from physical damage.
Occupant is agreeing to up to $1,000 of protection under the protection program paid at .60 cents per pound As such, Occupant shall pay $12 per month in additional monthly rent, in addition to other monthly rental charges, and in exchange Owner shall assume the risk of loss on Occupant’s property stored with the Owner up to the amount of $1,000 in accordance with the terms set forth throughout this Rider. Payments under the protection program shall be made in the same manner as monthly rent under the agreement. If Occupant is storing anything with a higher value than $1,000, or if all items in the Occupant’s unit total a value higher than $1,000, we STRONGLY urge Occupant to carry a “Homeowner’s” or “Renter’s” insurance policy in additon to, or instead of this RoyalBlue protection rider to cover damages.
This protection program is contingent upon Owner receiving timely payment of monthly rent plus the additional rent due under the Agreement. If payment is not received within 10 days after the payment date, Owner may terminate this protection rider. If this rider is terminated, Occupant shall be responsible for all loss or damage that occurs to Occupant’s stored property. At Owner’s discretion, this rider may be reinstated upon receipt of all rental and protection program payments and any other charges due and owing under the agreement. In the event that Occupant has satisfied conditions of reinstatement, Occupant’s rights under this protection program addendum shall be reinstated retroactively immediately following payment in full. This protection program terminates upon termination of the agreement.
Owner will NOT be responsible for damage or losses to your property that is caused by the following:
Owner will NOT pay for loss or damage to the following types of personal property, regardless of the cause of such damage
A StorageBlue “Storage Advisor”, or other such designee as chosen by Owner, will handle all claims made under
the protection program. If Owner wishes to be reimbursed for a loss under the protection program, Owner
In the event of any claim, dispute, or controversy between the Owner and Occupant related to this Agreement or related to any performance of any services related to this Agreement, the claim, dispute, or controversy shall be submitted to binding arbitration upon the request of either party upon the service of that request on the other party. Arbitration shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules shall apply to the arbitration of any dispute under this Agreement or related to this Agreement. The Arbitration shall take place in either Hudson, Bergen, or Essex County, New Jersey.
By sigining this Agreement, you are waiving your right to have any claim, brought under any law or statute, to be decided by a jury. Any claim you may have related to this Agreement will be decided in arbitration. Be aware that the rules in arbitration are different. There is no judge and no jury. Review of the arbitrator’s decision is limited. Agreeingn to arbitration means that both the Owner and Occupant are waiving the right to have any claim, dispute, or controversy decided by a jury, and that all disputes of any kind that relate to this Agreement will be submitted to an arbitrator. By agreeing to arbitration in siging this Agreement, this means that you understand and agree that you are waiving the right to bring other available resolution processes, such as a lawsuit in court, an administrative proceeding to settle your dispute, or a class action. Agreeing to arbitration also means that you are waiving your right to bring any claim whatsoever in court, including those claims based on the violation of a staute or regulation, or any other class-action claims, and that instead any claim you may have under any law, statute, common law, or legal principle, must be decided by an arbitrator. There is no limitation to the types of claims that must be arbitrated.
If for some reason this arbtiration provision will not be applied, both the Owner and Occupant waive a trial by jury in any legal proceeding. This means that instead of a jury deciding your case, a judge will decide any claim you have, whether based on a violation of common law or statute. Any claim, demand, or right of Occupant, and any defense to a suit against Occupant, that arises out of or is related to this Agreement, or involves the storage of property under this Agreement (including, without limitation, claims for damage to stored property) that is not subkect to arbitration shall br brought in the Courts of the State of New Jersey, Hudson County.
By signing this rider, Occupant acknowledges and agrees to the above terms, acknowledges having had the opportunity to read the above terms, understands these terms, and agrees to be bound by them. StorageBlue acknowledges to offer protection at the limit specified above in paragraph 1(A) of this rider, subject to the terms set forth in this rider and the Agreement.