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Was it legal to tow my car?

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gran26

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i live in biloxi ms.and today my car was towed as an abandoned vehicle by the mgr. of my apt. complex. i was not notified in advance and there are other cars in the same complex in as bad or worse shape that wasn't towed.what constitutes abandonment? this culminates about 4 mos. of little incidents, {like not having a leaky ceiling fixed until a month later, like cashing a check that she had agreed to hold, like not depositing a check until 9 days later that should have been deposited} that just happened!!!! after a verbal confrontation between another tenant, the mgr. and myself.what are my rights as a tenant?
 


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gran26

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gran26 said:
i live in biloxi ms.and today my car was towed as an abandoned vehicle by the mgr. of my apt. complex. i was not notified in advance and there are other cars in the same complex in as bad or worse shape that wasn't towed.what constitutes abandonment? this culminates about 4 mos. of little incidents, {like not having a leaky ceiling fixed until a month later, like cashing a check that she had agreed to hold, like not depositing a check until 9 days later that should have been deposited} that just happened!!!! after a verbal confrontation between another tenant, the mgr. and myself.what are my rights as a tenant?
 
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dj1

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How about: was it in running condition? did anyone see you drive it at all? was it on blocks or had a flat tire or broken window?

They CAN Legally tow it if the license plates have expired!
 
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gran26

Guest
it wasn't running , we had removed the battery to prevent theft.the tags had expired, but so have the tags of 4 other vehicles. it wasn't on blocks, had no broken glass, in fact it wasn't an eyesore.The maintence man told us in feb. just to make sure the tires were kept inflated and it was fine.we would have been more than willing to move it on the back had she just said so.its a classic and last year we had 350 worth of work done on it.
 
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dj1

Guest
well i guess you shoulda paid the rent on time rather then wasting it in a classic car....

I guees you should get a second job to pay for the towing, and get plates for it....most states wont let you get plates without insurance anyway....especially it it is expired!

 

Cvillecpm

Senior Member
In most states, if it is not tagged, it is not considered an "operable vehicle" and can be towed. Check your city/county building dept about operational vehicles and then make arrangements to get car "street legal" or have it stored elsewhere. Any notice needed is probably in your lease, house rules or posted about the property. You became vulnerable when tags expired. Just as an aside, you should make arrangements to move ASAP or as soon as your lease expires. Mgmt has it in for you.
 
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mary ray

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I would suggest that you check with MS state motor vehicle code. That is going to be the definative source you should look at. I would NOT listen or follow anything that dj1 writes. He is belligerant, abusive and rude. The moderator of this board should monitor his posts. He gives no helpful advice and is usually so rude it's quite unbelievable.
 
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dj1

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Oh he told the landlord to wait and cash the check, he spent money on a classic car, he had no insurance on it, and he let the tags expire.....verbal confrontations with the manager...

Hmm..is that the kind of people you hang out with? NOT ME!

I am NOT a REDNECK!!!!!!
 
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mary ray

Guest
You could've fooled me. The original poster didn't get into a confrontation with the mgr., another tenant did. When all else fails dj1 READ the post. And if you don't have anything constructive to say don't say anything. OK?
 
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gran26

Guest
thanks mary, for some helpful advice.the landlord said she had the car towed by mistake, thought it belonged to a tenant that moved.it's just another"coincident" it will be brought back at no expense to me and placed on the back of the premises. as for dj i'm not a REDNECK either, there are afro-americans in ms. and i'm a woman not a he.i have two "gets" for dj,1.a life and 2.a job.
 
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dj1

Guest
A MIRACLE for sure.....

A landlord admitting she made a mistake, and is willing to use her money to bring the car back...

This must be YOUR LUCKY DAY!
 

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