What to do if last night i came home and found out that my car was towed because the apartment complex that I live in was re-paving the parking lot?

There was never any information or notice that they were going to be doing this and that my vehicle needed to be moved. is it legal for them to move/tow my car without my knowing?

Asked on September 20, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you had your car towed by your apartment complex where you were never given advanced warning that vehicles could not be parked where yours was, then the landlord is responsible for reimbursing you the costs of the towing and storage charges under the law.

It was permissible for the complex to have your car moved under the circumstances for the paving, but the landlord must reimburse you for your out of pocket fees based upon what you have written.

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