My question involves towing laws for the State of: Tennessee
Just the other night I went to see some friends perform at restaurant club in East Nashville. I assumed the parking lot adjacent to it belonged to the club or just that everyone used it since it seemed like it was vacant at night and on weekends. There was no sign at the entrance of the lot of towing warnings. This was the first time I had been here so I really didn't know.
Later I come and find my car has been towed. Supposedly it was called in by the owner of the lot. 3 cars in total were towed. We found later that there is a sign nailed to a tree on the other side of parking lot but it was clearly not visible even when I pulled in while there was still sunlight. From what I understand people that go to the club often used that parking lot and there's never been a problem with towing before.
I believe the parking lot belongs or belonged to a bank which has since closed. This lot is up the hill from the bank and its regular parking lot so it's not apparent that it belongs to the bank or whoever may have bought the property from them. There are no signs of ownership - even the towing sign didn't say who owned the lot.
Is there a case here for improper towing? I always thought you had to have a parking lot clearly marked. A sign nailed to a tree across from the entrance in the shade doesn't seem to be clearly marked.
Can you nail business signs to trees?
BTW this towing service is barely legalized piracy. The reason? They close at 10pm on a Saturday night and then they charge an overnight fee. We were barely lucky to get there with 3 minutes to spare. Most people on a Saturday night at a club/bar probably won't check on their car till after 10 and find they are stranded for the night with an extra storage fee come morning It just irks me when you have outright amoral behavior