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Is laches an applicable defense for a debt that was never contractually agreed upon in writing?

A tenant has a parking spot in their building for a period of 8 years and was never billed for it by the management. Management discovered their book keeping error and has turned around to ...
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Do Texas municipalities have to go to small claims court to collect on their civil fines?

From this answer in a related question I'm told, This makes parking violations under municipal ordinances civil offenses punishable by civil fines imposed in administrative hearings before a "...
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UK: Can tradespeople park in a "permit holders only" residential area?

I am looking for a "buy to let" property in Nottingham. Most of the places I look at have "permit holders only" signs on the road. I am wondering how I am supposed to get ...
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Does a road street sign about parking apply before or after the sign in the United States?

I wonder whether a road street sign about parking applies before or after the sign. Location: Seattle, Washington, United States. Example: in the picture below, I wonder whether the 3-minute ...
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Does the painting define a parking spot on a recently rebuilt sidewalk?

My question is related to French law. We had two parking spot in front of our house, painted with white lines, on the sidewalk. (there is enough space for both parked car and walkers). Last year, my ...
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How long must one wait before re-parking in the same time-limited parking spot in Seattle?

Many parking spots in Seattle are time-limited, e.g. 2 hours: How long must one wait before re-parking in the such time-limited parking spots in Seattle (Washington state, United States)?
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Street sign on the same pole: "Pay to park" and "No Stop". Which one applies before the pole, and which one applies after the pole?

I saw two street signs on the same pole, one is "Pay to park" and the other one is "No Stops": which one applies before the sign, and which one applies after the sign? Location: ...
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Could I get the money I paid to park back?

Hypothetical question. I was in Madison, Wisconsin last week. I parked in a municipal lot, paid at the automated kiosk, and got a receipt. When I returned, about 20 minutes before the end of the ...
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On what type of area, land or territory can you abandon your vehicle in California without providing a right to anyone to get your vehicle towed?

...Other than land, area or territory of your own or under your control or one you have contractual permission for. For 4 weeks? And for 3 months? More?
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In Toronto, can a security guard withdraw the yellow parking violation notice he issued?

A security guard, not a police or Parking Enforcement officer, issued a yellow parking violation notice in Toronto. Does he have the discretion to withdraw or retract it? He alleged that he can't — ...
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What are the Defences to a yellow parking violence notice in Toronto?

Three days ago, I got a yellow parking violation notice. I don't want to divulge my case's fact pattern to protect privacy. Suffice it to say that I was with my elderly mom in the car, who has many ...
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Street signs and bylaws -- what matters more?

The question is specifically about a situation in Canada (province Ontario, city of Toronto), but other common law country view would be useful. Suppose there is a municipal bylaw that prohibits ...
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Early morning parking enforcement without signage in California

I recently moved to Glendora, CA which has an early morning parking prohibition. I was unaware of this until I got a ticket. Where I got the ticket is a typical suburban street, no posted signs or ...
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Towing a vehicle blocking access

What is the relevant section of Florida law with regards to Towing a vehicle? Assume an unknown vehicle is blocking access for another vehicle to leave the garage or entering the garage. Any ...
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Argument related to handicap parking spots in a business

This is a situation from 15-20 years ago, but I feel like I never got a real answer: This took place in Redwood City, California. We had a building that could accommodate more or less 500 people and ...
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Where does a no-parking zone start when there is a no parking sign?

In the United States, Where does a no-parking zone start when there is a no parking sign? Assume the sign is the first such sign on this stretch of road. Can I park immediately at (before) the sign? ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

This is specifically in regards to parking sign law in Mesa, AZ. The legal wording is The owner or the agent of the owner of any private parking area shall be deemed to have given consent to ...
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skateboard riding at mall parking lot

Who owns the parking lot near the shopping mall and is it possible to skate there and near shopping mall where is very few cars and people? Do the guards have the right to ask you to leave the place? ...
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owner of apartment complex with tenants inoperable or leaking vehicles

I have a tenant in Memphis, Tn. who's vehicle is on 3 tires, the 4th no axle , up on a jack old me that he would have it up and running this past monday, today is friday. what can I do?
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Car towed from shopping center, can prove towing company is lying about the time my car was parked

My car was towed from a shopping center in Santa Clara county. I had parked at the said location around 8pm. I got my car released from the towing company after paying $450. The release document says ...
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Isn't it illegal to block wheelchair access to sidewalks with your vehicle?

I live in Federal Way, Washington State. Many of my neighbors continually park their vehicles, blocking wheelchair access to our sidewalks. I can't find the RCW for it, but I am positive that it is ...
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In England & Wales, how much latitude is there in the phrase "at business premises" in VERA S.29(2C)?

In the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (as amended), Section 29, Subsection 2C, an exception is made to the offence of using or keeping a vehicle which is unlicensed, "if the vehicle is kept ...
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Does paid parking require official signs?

I recently got ticketed for parking in a parking spot that is, supposedly, paid parking. The only official sign on the premises is the generic "P" sign that, unless I'm mistaken, means I can park ...
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Car parked behind my car blocking exit

I live on the first floor of a house in Connecticut with neighbors in different floors. We share the same parking lot which has a reasonable amount of parking spots. The problem is, this one neighbor ...
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Are parking lots allowed to ticket for a higher price than listed

I recently received a parking ticket when forgetting to pay at a parking lot. However, it seems they increased their ticket price without changing any of their signage. The sign at the entrance ...
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Parking Garage, held 44 min over ticket dispute

I have a monthly parking pass for a garage in Boston. This AM when trying to exit, the pass was not working. The attendant told me I could not leave because I already left! (The day before!) They ...
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Ticketed for a parking infraction when on private property and someone of authority says it is okay to park there

In my HOA we as a community paid to paint red lines for a fire zone. To get us the residence to approve marking it as a fire zone so no one can park there overnight. The HOA President and ...
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Illegal entrance into my car?

Is it legal for a tow company to enter my car to remove an expired parking sticker and then tow my car?
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Liability from attaching a note with tape to an improperly parked car?

I am a security officer for a private estate. I frequently deal with cars parking in a way that obstructs other vehicles. On a recent occasion I asked the various tenants of the estate and each ...
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Landlord renting parking space he doesn't own - UK

My girlfriend and I are renting a flat, it includes two parking spaces on a private communal car park. we've been renting this for over two years. the rent itself is higher then other places we looked ...
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What can a city do for parking tickets

I have read the question and answer here: Are parking tickets enforcable But I would like to know that if a person got a parking ticket in Pennsylvania for a street sweeper violation and didn't know ...
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Would a parking policy which is not posted be contestable in court?

The fine is small, it's more the principal. I recently moved to a new neighborhood. My side of the street has parking, and there are cars regularly parked all along it, at all hours of the day. ...
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What are the chances I get a ticket? [closed]

I'm visiting CT from out of state. I had to run into a store for literally two minutes. The parking lot was full ans the only open spots were four handicap spots. My brother was in the car so I pulled ...
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The Highway Code and private land - parking and controlled parking zone (by private company)

I work in a company whose premises are located in a business park (6 buildings total, parking lots, access roads and main road connect them all). Unfortunately parking is at a premium here, so ...
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Faulty/incorrect Parking Charge Notice (PCN)?: showing only evidence of entry and exit (for a 'pay and display' car park)

I live in the UK. I received a PCN "...for the alleged breach of advertised terms and conditions..."(described in footnotes). They are around registering or 'paying and displaying' a valid car parking ...
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What is the name of the transverse white line that separates different time-limited parking zones?

I parked on a street that has 2 parking zones: all-day (with bi-weekly street sweeping) and two-hour. Painted on the street is a single six-inch-wide six-foot-long transverse white line that, I ...
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Lease dispute, over email and text message

I am a college student signing a lease for an apartment to rent for a year. I was told verbally by the sales representative that on-site indoor garage parking would be included with the rent. The ...
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illegal Towing in apartment complexes

If an apartment complex has a contract with a towing company to tow illegally parked cars does a manager have to be there when the car is the sign for each card is being towed at the time of being ...
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AddEstablishing an easement in UK

How does one establish an easement for parking in the UK? It's an area the size of 5 cars opposite my house where I've regularly parked (not everyday in the week but at least one day per week) over ...
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Tenant Laws Regarding Parking

Our landlord(s) want to charge us $30 or $30 per car for parking. We have a garage and a driveway, but mostly have to street park. Just wondering the legality of that. We live in Dane County, ...
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Is Ambush by New Parking Sign legal unless prohibited?

I came across the following NYC article from on the internets whilst researching the situation for ATX: https://newyorkparkingticket.com/proposed-nyc-parking-law-relieves-pain-new-parking-sign/ ...
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Do I have grounds for contesting this parking ticket

I live in Los Angeles, South Bay area. My brother was visiting from out of town, borrowed my car, unwittingly parked on residential street on street sweeping day at the stated hours, and got a ticket ...
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Is a company required to supply sufficient car parking spots for its employees?

Is a company required to supply sufficient car parking spaces for its employees? There are not enough parking spaces at my office, causing some employees to park at the neighbour's lot, who have now ...
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Girlfriend got a parking ticket for parking in front of her own house. Is this legal? [closed]

My Girlfriend goes to University of Mary Washington in Fredricksburg VA. She got a parking ticket because she parked on the street in front of the house she rents. On the street there's a sign that ...
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How do I find out the ownership conditions/rights regarding shared parking?

I have recently been lucky enough to buy a long term place to live. It is freehold with various conditions, including a modest service charge for upkeep of communal areas and an allocated parking ...
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Person Parked on my Property

Assume I own a property where parking is a premium, such as a beach house. What can I do to prevent people from parking in my yard rather than paying for municipal parking? What markings would be ...
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Parking Ticket while parked in our driveway

I can't upload my image, so I will do my best to explain the visual. I also apologize if this sort of question is not to meant to be asked on this branch of Stack Exchange. I, along with the other ...
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When does "silence imply consent" for trespass to land?

Once upon a time there was a parking lot attendant. He watched a person getting out of his car and could have said, "You're not allowed to park in that particular spot." But the attendant stayed ...
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