Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical)

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Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Common stock, par value $ 0.01 $ 0.01
Common stock, shares authorized 100,000,000 100,000,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 46,552,222 46,454,606
Limited partner, units outstanding 217,481 217,481
Life Storage LP [Member]    
General partner, units outstanding 467,697 466,721
Limited partner, units outstanding 46,084,525 45,987,885
Life Storage LP [Member] | Limited Partners Redeemable Capital Interest at Redemption Value [Member]    
Limited partner, units outstanding 217,481 217,481