Goodlettsville, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Landlord towed my car to pave, car in perfect condition, notice was given only 2 days prior, can I sue them?

Car in my name, lease is also in my name, tow company recked car, and I took pictures and videos to prove that, the reason why I did not remove the car is that I was not in town for 10 days. I found out about the notice and the whole incident when I came back.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes you should be able to sue the landlord and his agent, the tow company, for tort damages to property and possibly conversion. But you will need witnesses that will testify to the towing, which will be tough. Damages really need an expert about the car's pre-tort value. General Sessions Court should be considered, and service must be perfect.

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