If our apartment complex had our car towed without any notification, is that legal?

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If our apartment complex had our car towed without any notification, is that legal?

They said our car was towed for expired tags. We have everything paid for and are just wating for the new tags to come in the mail. Our neighbors saw maintence put a notice on our car and within a few hours it was towed. We had no warning at all becuase we were not home.They also lied and said we had previous notices on our car but that’s not true.

Asked on May 9, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

Madan Ahluwalia / Ahluwalia Law P. C.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are looking for notice requirements prior to towing, you should check your lease agreement.  But independent of the lease, a vehicle can be legitimately towed from the apartment complex for not having tags.  In fact, the apartment complex has to provide written authorization to the towing company as for the reasons for the tow, and you should have received a copy of the authorization when you went to pay your towing bill.  If you want to take the matter further, you can always contest the legality of the tow.  For more information, read CA Vehicle Code Section 22658.


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