Can an Apartment Complex Tow Your Car Without Notice?

An apartment complex can tow your car without notice. There are some circumstances under which they may not be able to do so. If you’re renting an apartment, and you have a lease that says something about parking in your complex, the landlord has the right to tow your car if it’s parked in a spot that isn’t assigned to you.

There are also times when a landlord cannot tow your car: if it’s disabled or has been involved in an accident if it is owned by someone who lives at the apartment complex or if it was moved there by someone who lives at the apartment complex to avoid being towed.

Why would an apartment complex tow your car?

If you’ve parked in a reserved spot for one of the apartments or guests of the building. If you park on grass or another area that is not designated as a parking lot If your car has been abandoned. If you have received repeated notices about parking violations.

What are the requirements for legal towing?

The apartment complex must have given you notice of the parking violation and their right to tow your car. The notice should be in writing, and it should contain all of the information required by state law.

The name and address of the apartment complex. A description of the vehicle that was being parked illegally. An explanation of how long they expect you to park in the lot without paying.

If you receive this notice in a timely manner and don’t correct your behavior within that time frame, then it’s okay for them to tow your car but only after 24 hours have passed from when they gave you notice.

If you weren’t notified at all or if you weren’t given enough time to correct the problem before they towed your car, then it wasn’t legal because they violated their own rules.

Who can they tow your car?

Towing is a big business, and the law allows many different people to tow vehicles. You’d think that the person who actually owns the property where your car is parked would have to send you a notice before they could tow your vehicle. This is not the case. Any of these people can have your car towed without notice.

What can you do if they tow your car without notice?

Get a copy of the rental agreement for your apartment. This will tell you if there’s anything in the contract that says your landlord can take your car away if they want to. If there isn’t, then they haven’t done anything wrong, and they can’t do anything to you.

Check with your local laws to see if there are any rules about what landlords can do when it comes to taking away cars from tenants properties. If there aren’t any laws that apply specifically to apartments and cars, then you may still have a case against them because they’re breaking some other law or rule that applies specifically to landlords and tenants.

Make sure that you understand exactly how much money is owed on the vehicle in question before talking with anyone from the apartment complex about it you don’t want them thinking that you owe more than what’s actually owed on the loan.

Does the rental agreement cover your car being towed?

According to the California Vehicle Code, a rental agreement is not enough to cover your car being towed. The rental agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.

According to California law, if your car is towed without notice and you have a dispute with the landlord or apartment complex, you must file a lawsuit within one year from the date of the incident but this applies only if your car was towed due to conditions at or near where it was parked.


An apartment complex can tow your car without notice. However, they are required to give you 24-hour notice before towing your car if you have a leased parking space in the parking lot.

If you do not have a leased parking space, then they can tow your car without notice. It’s also important to note that if your car has been towed without proper notice, then you may be entitled to damages from the apartment complex.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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