The apartment complex had my car towed and the tow place says I owe them $400 and they will add $12 on each day until I pick it up. Is this legal? Neither place contacted me to tell me they were doing this? If so, I would have at least towed it to my new house?
If you have moved out of the premises then you probably no longer had a right to leave your car there. Whether the owner had established a proper private tow-away zone depends on whether they followed the proper procedures in Ohio law:
(1) The owner of private property may establish a private tow-away zone only if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(a) The owner posts on the owner's property a sign, that is at least eighteen inches by twenty-four inches in size, that is visible from all entrances to the property, and that contains at least all of the following information:
(i) A notice that the property is a private tow-away zone and that vehicles not authorized to park on the property will be towed away;
(ii) The telephone number of the person from whom a towed-away vehicle can be recovered, and the address of the place to which the vehicle will be taken and the place from which it may be recovered;
(iii) A statement that the vehicle may be recovered at any time during the day or night upon the submission of proof of ownership and the payment of a towing charge, in an amount not to exceed ninety dollars, and a storage charge, in an amount not to exceed twelve dollars per twenty-four-hour period.
If they did establish a proper private tow-away zone, they had no obligation to give you any notice.
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