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Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today.You're not being unreasonable. However, New York law states that a person may only tow a vehicle as abandoned if it has remained on private property without the consent of the owner for at least 96 hours. Since you agreed to allow him to store the vehicle through today (which technically means midnight tonight), the law would not allow you to have the vehicle towed as abandoned until an additional 96 hours pass. N.Y. Veh. & Traffic Laws, Section 1224.
Look at the contract to verify that you're not required to store the vehicle until it is picked up.
Also, if you let the buyer know your intent, he may change his mind about either flying out to pick up the vehicle or finding some other way to get it before that 96 hours expires. Flying out to get it would probably be cheaper than paying for towing + storage for an extended period (especially if he'd have to fly out to get it out of storage, anyway).If you have any questions or concerns about what I've written, please reply so that I may address them. It's important to me that you are 100% satisfied with the service I provide. Otherwise, please rate my service positively so that I get credit for answering your question. Thank you.
One quick question -- what method do I need to use to notify him of my intent to tow after 96 hours? Is email ok, or do I need to mail or fax as well?
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