I was hit with a $1,500 fine after ‘predatory’ HOA had my car towed while I was waiting for their parking pass to arrive

A DRIVER has revealed an incident with his HOA that left him feeling like the club was just greedy for money.

The San Francisco-based car owner turned to Reddit to get advice on his problem and bring it to the attention of other people in the Bay Area.

They explained that they had applied for and paid for a new parking permit


They explained that they had applied for and paid for a new parking permitPhoto credit: Getty

You wrote a forum post within a community specifically for people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Car towed while HOA parking ticket was out,” user Ladythatcher captioned the post.

“Hi guys, I may have a bit of a problem with predator towing,” the user said.

“Basically, we (tenants) lost our parking permit and reported the matter to the HOA. At this point, our car was in the HOA parking lot and received a citation.”

They explained that they had applied for and paid for a new parking permit.

“And while the passport was in the mail, a towing company towed the car,” the person pointed out.

“They are now charging $1,500 for the car and continue to charge more per day.”

Even though they informed the HOA, they still had their vehicle towed and were forced to pay fees.

They received a lot of feedback from the community about what they should do next in their situation.

“Release it from confiscation as soon as possible,” someone said.

“They charge a boatload per day. Then gather all the information and prosecute the towing company for illegal towing. You can forward it to the HOA, and then you can consider an attorney.”

Another person simply suggested, “Try a lawyer?”

“Sounds like the HOA is trying to make a quick buck,” one Redditor agreed.

“First, get the car back and threaten not to pay the monthly HOA fees until they apologize and compensate for any inconvenience caused to you.” [through].”


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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