PA Storage Auctions

H.A. Hartman & Son Storage's objective isn't to auction the contents of units. Unfortunately, we sometimes must take the necessary legal steps to gain possession of the property inside. We then hold an auction for the following reasons:
  1. To attempt to regain back-due rent.
  2. To recoup our costs for auctioning the units property.
  3. To free up said unit so we may rent to a new client who will honor our agreement.

If the winning bid is higher than the default balance, we must send the remaining funds (above what tenant owes to H.A. Hartman & Son Storage) to the tenant.

If the auction brings in more money than what the tenant owes, and we are unable locate the client to refund the proceeds, we must send the balance (above what's owed to H.A. Hartman & Son Storage) to the unclaimed property division of the Pennsylvania State Treasury department.

H.A. Hartman & Son Storage does not profit in any way from a storage auction. We follow the rules set forth in PA Statute 73 P.S. ยง 1901.

It's not in our goal to auction units. We prefer that our tenants abide by the terms of the rental agreement they've signed.

If you have any questions about the auction process, you may contact our office anytime.



*Image: Workers at Highspire Distillery 1892