Does an apartment complex have to give a 24 hour notice before towing a vehicle?

Asked on August 29, 2011 Washington

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In order to answer your question regarding notice requirements for towing a vehicle by an apartment complex, you need to carefully read your written lease (assuming you have one) with the landlord in that its terms and conditions set forth the obligations owed to you and vice versa unless in conflict with state law.

If your lease has no notice requirements for towing of a vehicle by an apartment complex, you need to see what written rules were inexistence by the complex when the vehicle was towed in order to ascertain if there was compliance with what was written down.

If there are no rules by the apartment complex concerning notice requirements for the towing of a vehicle, then most likely the apartment complex was not required under any law of your state to give 24 hours notice to the owner's vehicle before having the vehicle towed.

Good question.


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