Park Right Solutions in Austin,Texas is running pure scam targeting residents and their guests in apartment complexes.
For starters, they are providing kickbacks to property managers in the form of warning stickers that bear their company name, State Law, 2308.401 states: (a) A parking facility owner may not directly or indirectly accept anything of value from: (1) a towing company in connection with the removal of a vehicle from a parking facility; (warning stickers cost money)
towing vehicles from illegally marked covered parking spaces (space number 9′ instead of max 7′ off ground),State Law, 2308.305 states:
(a) A parking facility owner who complies with Sections 2308.301 and 2308.302 may impose further specific parking restrictions in an area to which the signs apply for individual spaces by installing or painting a weather-resistant sign or notice on a curb, pole, post, permanent wall, or permanent barrier so that the sign is in front of a vehicle that is parked in the space and the rear of which is at the entrance of the space.
(b) The top of the sign or notice may not be higher than seven feet above the ground.
(c) The sign or notice must include an indication that the space is reserved for a particular unit number, person, or type of person.
(d) The letters on the sign or notice must be at least two inches in height and must contrast to the color of the curb, wall, or barrier so they can be read during the day and at night.
illegally marked Fire Lanes (Fire Lane Tow Away Zone) and towing vehicles that are not parked between the lines. State Law, 2308.251 states: all curbs of fire lanes must be painted red and be conspicuously and legibly marked with the warning “FIRE LANE–TOW AWAY ZONE” in white letters at least three inches tall, at intervals not exceeding 50 feet.
A vehicle in an apartment complex with an expired registration or inspection cannot be towed claiming it is abandoned, as per State Law, 2308.253 states: a parking facility owner may not have a vehicle removed from the parking facility merely because the vehicle does not display an unexpired license plate or registration insignia issued for the vehicle under Chapter 502, Transportation Code, or the vehicle registration law of another state or country. (e) A contract provision providing for the removal from a parking facility of a vehicle that does not display an unexpired license plate or registration insignia is valid only if the provision requires the owner or operator of the vehicle to be given at least 10 days’ written notice that the vehicle will be towed from the facility at the vehicle owner’s or operator’s expense if it is not removed from the parking facility. The notice must be: (1) delivered in person to the owner or operator of the vehicle; or (2) sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to that owner or operator. (if tow company mails this letter, postage is something of value)
It’s a known fact that Park Right like J&J, A&A, Albert’s, Customz, Austin Express, Tow Times, Reliant, Eagle, G&G and Southside all give something of value to retain their customers and new customers, it’s just their style, knowing the Austin Police Department, regardless the Wrecker Detective is not going to do one thing to interfere with their business model, even being an outright criminal offense.
Freddie Ximenez preferred method is to booze up property managers at Austin Apartment Association (AAA) events, as in the photo below, Freddie himself is intoxicated with everyone else at the AAA Casino Night as shown below.
Don’t expect your property manager to assist you after being towed away, as all tow companies send them photographs of why your vehicle is towed and miss property manager is not going to jeopardize their monthly kickback. Freddie, like Mark Schroeder always give kickbacks, as one property manager admitted in a recorded phone call Reliant striped their parking lot and installed the tow signs, just as Park Right does. (a tow company can give the tow sign for free, but if they install it, using a pole or fasteners, that violates 2308.255 & 402)
Therefore, the best route for a vehicle owner or operator towed by any of these tow companies, is to retain the Law Office of Richard Micheal, which charges no upfront legal fees or just file the small claims lawsuit for statutory violations against your property manager and the landowner, leaving the tow company out of any lawsuit. Per 2308.404, a vehicle’s owner or operator is not required to prove negligence of a parking facility owner, towing company, or booting company to recover $1000 plus three times what you paid, in addition to the cost of repairs for damage to your vehicle as result of towing and storage.