My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: California
My car was towed last night from the apartments in which i live in. I have had an issue with other tenants parking in front of my garage (has caused me to be late for work). I've been living here for about 2 months. It happens once or twice a week, but has only caused a problem when I could not gain access to my car to leave for work and the night it was towed. I will state also that my manager tells me I do not have a parking space (even though i am told by other tenants that the previous tenant had an outside spot), and that I have to, rather had to rent a garage to park my car in the apartments. When I am unable to park in my garage because of how someone is parked, I park outside of my garge. the curb is painted red but is not labled "fire lane" or marked anywhere that it is.
Outside it does have the private property sign (which i swear wasn't there in the past but I wont get into that). I got home around 8pm and there was a car parked that prevented me from getting into my garage, so I parked infront of it as I have done in the past. around 10pm I go to put my car in the garage, and its not there, I asked my roommate if she parked somewhere else and she said no. it wasn't in the garage we called the police and found it was towed.
We called the towing company and was told that the security guard/ or maintainence man had called for both cars to be towed. while speaking to the towing company i was told that the car blocking mine from entering the garage was towed first and that my car was towed about an hour and 15 mins later.
The real kicker to all of this is what i'm told on the phone with the towing company best case senario for them they have my car for no longer than 30-45 mins and that's if as soon as I walk into my apartment they are pulling in to grab the other car. Them having my car for no more than an hour, it will cost $320 to retrieve it that night, and if I wait until tomorrow the fee will be "around" $220. I was appalled.
does that private property sign give my apartments the right to tow any car for any reason even if i am a tenant?? is it one of "those laws" that has infinite range?