Q&A - Trouble With the Towing Company
I was given a 24 hour Driving Prohibition in Richmond BC in December 2009. When I called the tow company after 24 hours to get their address, I was told that there was a police hold on the Vehicle. This so called hold carried on until I contacted the RCMP Officer who had issued me the 24 Hr Suspension. He got back to me 12 days later, saying that there was no record of a Police Hold on the vehicle, and that he had removed this hold.
When I went to get my vehicle back, the tow company gave me an invoice of $153.25 for the tow, however they also wanted me to pay $500+ for the 12 days of storage. If I did not pay this, they would keep billing me by the day. The other option they gave me was to sign my car over to them. I was given a blank transfer form to sign. The tow company refused to fill out this form completely.
Today the tow company claims that they have scrapped the vehicle, however they have not even transfered the title to their name. Aren't they required to transfer title at $0 before they scrap the vehicle?
Also the tow company has no log or record of what RCMP Officer put a hold (if this is true), or any other information. Can I get my car back, since it was taken from me for no fault of mine (car value about $1500.00)?