Nashville, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Mississippi

Q: My car was towed off of private property by the owner even though I live there with them. Is this legal in MS

The car was not in the way and they never had asked me to move it

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Mississippi, whether it's legal for the property owner to tow your car depends on several factors. If you live on the property and were not blocking access or causing any other issues, it may not be lawful for the owner to have your car towed without prior notice. Generally, a property owner must provide reasonable notice and a chance to move the vehicle before towing.

It's important to check your lease agreement or any other written arrangements you have with the property owner. These documents might outline specific parking rules and procedures for towing. If there are no such provisions, the owner's action might be more difficult to justify.

You might consider discussing the situation with the property owner to understand their reasoning and seek a resolution. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you could explore legal options, such as small claims court, to recover any costs associated with the towing.

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