Terms & Conditions

Membership types

There are four types of membership of the Self Storage Association:

Associate (Provisional) membership:
For any potential or start-up operator leading on to Full membership once the operator is up and running and the membership criteria has been met.

Full Operator membership:
Open to any UK based operator (subject to membership criteria available from the SSA UK).

Associate (Supplier) membership:
For any institution or company (subject to membership criteria available from the SSA UK) which is, or intends to be, a Supplier of goods and/or services to providers and operators of self storage facilities.

Overseas membership:
Open to any operator anywhere in the World outside the UK with the exception of European countries with their own association.  Note: European associations are members of FEDESSA.

Membership year
The SSA UK membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Membership applications
Applications for membership are completed using the respective application form dependent on the membership type.  Note: All operator members join the association as provisional members.  Full Operator membership is subject to your company and facilities meeting the SSA UK Membership Standard which includes a site-visit from a member of the SSA staff to confirm you meet the criteria. 

Membership fees
The annual membership fee for Provisional Operators and Suppliers is £700 + VAT (£840.00 inc VAT).  However, for smaller operators we do offer a discounted annual membership.  The annual fee is due on joining but if you join part way through the year, your annual subscription will be pro rata in your second year of membership.  Fees are subject to revision from 1 April annually. 

Membership renewal and payment
Membership renewal invoices are issued 30 days prior to the membership renewal date.  Payments are made in advance of the forthcoming membership year and may be made by; cheque, credit card (excludes AMEX), BACs or quarterly payments made by Standing Order (1 April, 1 July, 1 October and 1 January).  Invoices not paid by the due date may result in the withdrawal of membership benefits.

Termination of membership
Membership will automatically lapse if payment is not received within one month of the membership due date. 

Cancellation of membership
Should you wish to cancel your membership of the SSA UK during the membership year, please note fees are non-refundable.

Use of membership benefits
Member benefits may only be used by the member company and must not be shared with other companies under any circumstances.

GDPR
It is a condition of your membership that your company agrees to being contacted by the SSA UK for the purposes of keeping you informed and for your details to published in the members only section of the website.

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