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Junk vehicle (by Murphy [AZ]) Mar 14, 2019 3:38 PM
       Junk vehicle (by JKJ [MA]) Mar 14, 2019 3:49 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Deanna [TX]) Mar 14, 2019 3:53 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Mar 14, 2019 4:56 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Mar 14, 2019 5:04 PM
       Junk vehicle (by plenty [MO]) Mar 14, 2019 5:06 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Mar 14, 2019 5:07 PM
       Junk vehicle (by JB [OR]) Mar 14, 2019 7:09 PM
       Junk vehicle (by LindaJ [NY]) Mar 14, 2019 7:30 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Vee [OH]) Mar 14, 2019 8:04 PM
       Junk vehicle (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Mar 14, 2019 9:18 PM
       Junk vehicle (by myob [GA]) Mar 15, 2019 4:32 AM
       Junk vehicle (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 15, 2019 5:28 AM
       Junk vehicle (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Mar 15, 2019 10:25 AM

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Junk vehicle (by Murphy [AZ]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 3:38 PM

I have a tenant who has an old VW van parked his space. It doesn't run. He doesn't drive it. It isn't insured and it's been there for two years. I've asked him to move it but he is resisting. Local laws state that the property owner can have it towed if it has been sitting for 15 or more consecutive days, which it certainly has.

So how would you handle this? He's otherwise a good tenant who pays on time and, other than being pretty demanding, doesn't cause trouble. --24.121.xxx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 3:49 PM

I guess it depends on how much room/parking you have. If thereís limited room or parking spots tell him itís getting towed. On the other hand if thereís plenty of room or parking spots, no other tenants are complaining, (especially if heís a good tenant) let it be until it becomes a problem. --71.248.xxx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 3:53 PM

Does your lease state that all vehicles must be insured and in running condition?

Is this a sfh or a multi?

Does he have a second vehicle that does run? If so, does his place come with more than one parking space? --166.137.xxx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 4:56 PM

Old be band have increased in value by insane levels. That van, even in poor condition could be worth 20-30K as is. Ones that have been restored can go into six figures.

Do the research.

It might be to your advantage to offer the tenant a month or two free rent for it instead of towing it. Crazy as it sounds, you might be way ahead. --23.121.xx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:04 PM

Forgot to spell check.

Old vw vans --23.121.xx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:06 PM

Keep walking. --99.203.xx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:07 PM

Of course, if you just want it gone, you can give me his phone number. :) --23.121.xx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 7:09 PM

You likely have something in your lease about non-drivable, unlicensed vehicles not being allowed in the driveway or outside of the garage.

I would provide him a written lease violation notice that you are giving him 60 days to find a new home for it. If it is not gone by that time you will either have it towed or start eviction proceedings. 60 days should give him plenty of time. --24.20.xxx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 7:30 PM

How I would handle it.... no complaints from the local government, no complaints from other tenants, not taking parking away from someone else... I wouldn't do anything. But that is me. It would not bother me. --108.4.xxx.xx

Junk vehicle (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 8:04 PM

hopefully a nice find, repaired many of these when I worked at VW agency, owner a couple - sawed the top open on 1 then drove with friends to take photos of Haley comet back in '86 from mount Mitchell, made a liquid heating system for that can almost as good as the optional Stewart Warner has heater, I have hoarded a nearly new 40 hp motor from one of these that long. Thought about building a hovercraft with that thing a few times, then it is easier to go fishing in spare time.

Memories of that adventure so funny now...


Junk vehicle (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 9:18 PM

Where are you in AZ? I'll give you $500 for it as is. :)

Seen the prices for restored VW Vans lately? The right models are well over $100,000! --47.216.xx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 4:32 AM

Junk cars breed junk people. Notice has to be given to remove or #1 it will be towed or # 2 your lease will be canceled and you will be evicted and THEN it will be towed.

Our town forbids untagged cars and inoperable cars in the front area of homes. I called code enforcement and they gave the owner a citation and he went to court. Judge just looks past the law and tenant tells judge car has cover on it. Judge says OK it's covered it can stay. No where in the law does it say if it's covered it's good to go??? So there it sits covered-- looking like junk and leaking underneath and law can't do nothing. Ah! The justice system. --99.103.xxx.xxx

Junk vehicle (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 5:28 AM

In Los Angeles, any vehicle stored in the open that doesn't run in an apartment property after 30 days is subject to the long arm of the law. So the City will site the apartment owner, not the owner of the vehicle.

What I did is have signs posted on the property saying as much, plus that way the vehicles can be towed.

One tenant that was working on a broken down antique-ish care caught on fire. Didn't do damage to the building but I learned was my fault for allowing this to continue.

So now I give the tenant a verbal warning, followed up with an email. Then after 30 days I then will give my tenant a "5 Day notice to perform or quit". Saying that I can either evict the tenant or have the vehicle towed.

An then the tenant will contact "free legal aid" for freeloaders, AKA renters, and charge me with discrimination so that any action I take will be retaliatory.

So now I don't my tenant a change to act this way, like babies. I give notice then have the vehicle towed. --47.156.xx.xx

Junk vehicle (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 10:25 AM

The OP doesn't say if it's multi family or single family, but since he used the word "space" I'll assume it's a multi.

A few years back I owned 10 townhouses in a complex of 32 units. Each place had two parking spots with about six additional visitor spots. There were 5-6 non running junk looking cars in the parking lot.

Our solution: We posted every door with a notice stating "Any cars in the parking lot with flat tires, expired or missing tags, no insurance will be towed (and listed a date two weeks away). 48 hours before the tow date we posted a large notice on the windshield of the cars listed for towing. After 48 hours we call a local wrecker service, they sent four trucks and removed 6 cars.

Wow, then we really got some response! We stole their wonderful antique car. We were going to get sued. We were threatened. But, nothing ever happened. If they wanted their car back all they had to do was go to the wrecker service with proof of insurance, current tags and the towing fee.

None of the cars returned!


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