Some years ago I rented a storage shed because I was running out of room in my house. Last January I went into hospital for a few months and I set up my bank to transfer payments to the storage company automatically each month. Anyway, I went there the other day and I was locked out. I just spoke to management yesterday and they said my account was in arrears and so they’d sold all my stuff to cover a few hundred dollars that I was supposed to be in debt to them. They tried to phone me apparently but the number on their system is an old one.
This is really bad news for me. Nearly my entire life possessions are gone including a huge library of rare and valuable books, paintings, art work etc and all the family heirlooms that my parents left me when they died including my mother’s diamond wedding ring. Irreplaceable stuff and a library and collection that I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in. There’s so much stuff I can’t remember it all and much if it was valuable and uninsured.
I know I can’t get my stuff back and obviously I need to find out if/when I went into arrears, how much and why they sold my stuff when I was still transferring monthly storage fees to them. It’s not as if the debt(if there was any) was increasing because I was paying the monthly fee each month.
Can anyone offer any legal advice? How can they sell tens of thousands of dollars worth of antiques, jewellery, and artwork to cover a(n alleged) debt of a few hundred dollars?