When I returned I noticed a sign was put up saying Unauthorized cars will be towed at owners expense municipal section 915.
I do not want the car back, it's worth nothing. The car is registered to my incorporated company and not me personally. My car has been in storage for about 3 weeks now and I'm sure the towing fine jacked to at least $3,000.00
a) does the tow truck company / police have to send you registered notice?
b) what will happen if I don't pay the tow truck storage fee? Will it just keep running?
c) is there some type of grace period after a sign has been put up?
d) Unauthorized cars (seems vague) I work in the building and am technically authorized
e) if I take the parking ticket to court and win, would the towing company need to release my car?
f) any other advice you can offer?
g) how long does a towing company need to wait before they sell your car?
I am having a paralegal call them on Monday to see what their position is. I'm really nervous about this, any advice would be great.
Anyone, whether a company or individual, has a responsibility to mitigate their damages. They can't let your car sit there for years and turn around and sue you for $1 million. They'll take action sooner or later.samanthasherman wrote:b) what will happen if I don't pay the tow truck storage fee? Will it just keep running?
It's private property. They don't need a sign warning anyone against dumping their unwanted vehicles. You don't need a sign to stop people from abandoning their cars in your driveway or your front lawn either.samanthasherman wrote:c) is there some type of grace period after a sign has been put up?
Then take it up with your employer.samanthasherman wrote:d) Unauthorized cars (seems vague) I work in the building and am technically authorized
No. They are two seperate issues. Having your ticket dropped doesn't erase your repsonsibilities the same way beating a traffic ticket doesnt absolve you from the insurance companies in the case of an accident.samanthasherman wrote:e) if I take the parking ticket to court and win, would the towing company need to release my car?
RSLA = 30 days if received from somebody OTHER than it's lawful owner.Stanton wrote:The Ontario Repair and Storage Liens Act deals with towed vehicles. I believe towing companies have 60 days before they're required to serve notice.