Aliso Viejo, CA
We live in a large apt. complex with unassigned parking and assigned single garage. My wife's car and my daughter's car were towed from unassigned parking slots within a month period. Both cars are registered with the apt. management as our cars. Both cars were parked overnight when towed. Per the landlord, the reason the cars were towed was because the parking sticker assigned by the landlord was not visible in the windshield window of each car. We received prior written notice from our landlord that any car parked overnight without that tag being visible would be towed without notice. The cost for each towing was $195. There is a sign at both entrances to the apt complex but the sign says that cars parked longer than 72 hours will be towed. There is nothing on the sign saying anything about cars being towed if left overnight without a parking tag. My question is, can the landlord tow our car if legally parked where we live if left over night in a non assigned parking stall without proper signage stating such restrictions? Isn't the landlord required by law to contact us (they have all contact information) and alert us prior to towing their tenant's car? This has happened to many other residents of this complex over the last couple of months. Your advice is greatly appreciated.