Q: How can I get my landlord to remove an abandoned vehicle by a previous tenant from our driveway?
My landlord won't seem to remove an abandoned car from our townhouse driveway even though everyone wants him to. He kept not doing anything so I called the city police and they said I can put a 24 hour watch on the car and they'd tow it. But feeling bad for the landlord, in case he'd have to pay money, I told them to not do it yet and told my landlord about the option. He told me the process is more complicated for him. That it would take months and a lot of paperwork to get a lien on the vehicle. And then he said the towing company would charge him 1000 dollars to remove the car. He said it was from a previous tenant who left and owes him 25,000 dollars. That's complete baloney because its his responsibility with the money we give him and I read junk yards take cars for free. Is there any option I could offer him that would cost less than like 400 dollars? How much would it cost a landlord to do this? Also is what he's doing illegal?
A: You have answered your own question. You want the abandoned vehicle removed, and you know the police will remove it. Here is the relevant law so you can see how abandoned vehicles are handled: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIV/Chapter90/Section22B
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