Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical)

v3.10.0.1
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
Sep. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Common stock, par value $ 0.01 $ 0.01
Common stock, shares authorized 100,000,000 100,000,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 46,600,427 46,552,222
Life Storage LP [Member]    
General partner, units outstanding 468,154 467,697
Limited partner, units outstanding 46,132,273 46,084,525
Life Storage LP [Member] | Limited Partners Redeemable Capital Interest at Redemption Value [Member]    
Limited partner, units outstanding 215,009 217,481