This question concerns an apartment
/parking garage situation.
I lease an apartment in a building which has an underground parking garage that is owned and operated by a third-party company. I have a monthly agreement with the garage directly, but because of problems with the management of the garage the building started allowing tenants to pay the parking fee to the apt management company along with the apartment rent. This was how I paid.
In May I lost my job and asked the management of the garage and building if I could take a few months hiatus from parking in the garage. Both the parking garage in the apartment manager agreed, with notice, and they stopped billing me.
I intended to move the car to my girlfriend's farm, but she went to the hospital and ended up passing away on June 5th. I was trying to figure out what to do, and really did not have a good option. Meanwhile, the garage attendant gave me a tag for June. They did not turn off my electronic access card.
I remained parking in the garage. July and August they also gave me tags. Suddenly last week, Thursday evening, I could not exit the garage because the card was voided. An attendant let me out the gate and told me to just take a ticket to get in.
The next day I went down to address it, and my car had been booted. A hand written note was on my windshield saying they booted me for not paying. It was from the garage manager but had no contact information.
They called him, and they said they will not take the boot off until I pay all of the back rent to the building. Although he was on the phone with the building manager, he had left the building until Monday.
He checked the system and verified that I have been parking and going in and out. I offered to pay for August on the spot and figure it out with the management company and he would not accept that and take the boot off.
I need to know, am I responsible for the back months? Since I don't really have it I want to make sure I'm liable for the full amount.
Also, is it acceptable for them to boot it without ever having contacted me?
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