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I live in a Condo in Columbia SC. My Sister-in-laws car was

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I live in a Condo in Columbia SC. My Sister-in-laws car was towed from the parking lot. My neighbor had the car towed because it was partially in one of his two parking spots. His car was parked in 1 and a half of the parking spots. The reason for this is that he backs his car in at a 45 degree angle. The cost of the towing was $195. The car has sustained at least $1500 dollars of damage due to the tow. My question is: Did my neighbor have the authority to have the car towed and who is responsible for damages?
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Did my neighbor have the authority to have the car towed and who is responsible for damages?
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If the car was encroaching on the neighbor's parking spot, then technically this would be considered a trespass to property and would give the neighbor the legal right to have the vehicle towed off his property (or the property he has a legal right to use).
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If the car was damaged during the tow or in transit, then it would be the towing company who would be liable for any damages. While they can legally tow the vehicle, they have a duty not to damage it in any way and can be held liable for negligence if they cause any damages to it during the tow.
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