Unauthorised Parking in Private Property with Warning Signs - Is Towing A Legal Option?
Last edited 03/12/2019 - 09:33
I live in an apartment building (VIC) which has secured gates. I always get random people parking in my spot which I assume they just tailgate other cars to come in and find a random spot to park it without thinking. The issue has been going on for years and Body Corporate has tried to resolve this issue by installing a swipe near the exit gate which requires residents swipe. Well, people just wait at the exit and tailgate others out, which is not a very smart idea.
Anyway, I've seen this sign posted everywhere in the car park and also one outside of the car park entrance. I've done some research online and have seen some people saying towing from a private property is illegal as they have no rights (not sure about this). I'm just wondering does putting up these signs actually give you the right to tow away unauthorised vehicle parked in private car bay, if one day I want to go down that path? If so, are there any legislation online that's stating the rules? Or is this sign alone sufficient?
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So I’ve called the towing company. They said I need to fill out some forms on their website and provide evidence that the car spot belongs to me (either lease agreement or any proof), pictures to show that the car spot indeed has car lot number and a sign showing it belongs to apartment number x, then they are happy to tow it at the car owners expense.
So I guess it must be legal for them to do that?