2016 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 2 - Real Property
Chapter 16 - Landlord and Tenant
Subchapter 4 - -- Self-Service Storage Facilities
§ 18-16-402. Operator's lien on stored property
(a) (1) An operator of a self-service storage facility has a lien on all personal property stored within each leased space for rent, labor, or other charges and for expenses reasonably incurred in its sale or removal from a self-service storage facility under this subchapter.
(2) If the personal property is a motor vehicle, trailer, or watercraft, the lien shall include fees and expenses reasonably incurred by an operator to remove the personal property from a self-service storage facility under this subchapter.
(b) The lien provided for in this section attaches as of the date the personal property is brought to the self-service storage facility and shall be superior to any other lien or security interest except the following:
(1) A lien which is perfected and recorded in Arkansas in the name of the occupant, either in the county of the occupant's last known address or in the county where the self-service storage facility is located, prior to the date of the rental agreement;
(2) Any tax lien; and
(3) Any lienholder with a perfected security interest in the property.
(c) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to prohibit the occupant, operator, lienholder, or any other person or entity claiming an interest in the property stored in the leased space from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction to determine the validity of the lien or its priority.
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