They removed his car


I HAVE an apartment in a community which also has a private parking space. I bought a Spanish car and parked it on my space but over time a complaint was made that it had been abandoned. This was placed on the agenda of the community meeting and a motion was passed to remove the car. I resisted this action even after the community administrator advised me that it would be removed and I would bear the costs. When I arrived in Spain for a holiday, I was shocked to find that my car was missing. Neighbours told me that the car had been removed and left on the road and was later taken away by the police. Can this be legal?

T P (Costa Blanca)


If the community voted to have your vehicle removed from their private car park and they warned you of the consequences, they almost certainly have no legal responsibility. You can expect a fine for leaving your car in the road plus storage costs from the municipal vehicle deposit. You should act swiftly to clear this up.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola at [email protected], or call 952 667 090.


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