So this guy parks illegally in a company car park and gets towed. ¬†He appeals, because it was at night, and the company doesn’t use the car park at night, so nobody is deprived of a parking spot.
Tow company comes along and takes the vehicle away.
The guy wins on appeal because of a technicality: ¬†a piece of paper that essentially acts as a “tow notice” or some sort of vehicle trespass notice hadn’t been supplied.
So the guy goes to the disputes tribunal, gets the decision overturned based on a technicality, and next minute you have the Automobile Association siding with the guy who illegally parked his car on someone else’ property.
Nikki Preston explains further:
An Auckland man has won a battle against a towing company after his van was illegally towed from a private car park in Auckland’s CBD, even though he did not have permission to be parked there.
The Automobile Association is claiming Steven Ooi’s win at the Disputes Tribunal as a victory for motorists, and says the ruling could set a precedent because it raises questions about motorists parking in business carparks after hours if they are not causing any harm.
The Automobile Association needs to get a grip. ¬† Read more »