Me, my girlfriend and a friend live in a house that we rent from a landlord. HOA is present in the neighborhood. My girlfriend parked in the residential parking lot and was towed without warning due to lacking a permit. For context, we have a garage where she and my roommate share because my car is too big. We came from a thanksgiving trip where I had to park the car in the garage to unload and then we fell asleep. The next morning her car was towed.
In the HOA documents the manager asked us to review, they say that violations in the HOA guidelines and rules will result in a warning or a fine. Repeated offenses are greater fines and whatnot. WhT I wanted to know is if the HOA is in the right to even tow her car without warning? It was 4 hours from when she parked in the spot (11pm and towed at 3am). I understand the violation and wouldn’t mind a fee, but to tow the vehicle without notice?
Homeowners associations can generally tow vehicles if the vehicles are parked on private streets or HOA-owned streets but not on public streets. Generally, the HOA can tow vehicles provided the HOA supplies notice, which can come in the form of signage on the property. If there is no signage on the property, the HOA must provide a 24-hour written notice prior to towing.
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