After 3 months into a 12 month lease with Crows Nest Apartments, the management has instituted a new "Vehicle sticker" requirement. Although, the complex website and lease agreement offers the option of purchasing a sticker, I chose not to. It was my right to not utilize the covered parking. When I leased this apartment, there was no forced sticker policy.
On Christmas Eve 2012, my mother's car was towed by Action Towing of League City, Texas without notification of any violation. Upon verifying with the office management, it was declared the vehicle was towed for lack of sticker. When questioned about the new sticker policy, the management stated that all vehicles would be towed and I was given 2 stickers to put on the 2 vehicles. I complained that I had not been notified that my lease was modified and this new policy would result in this action at which time, I was informed that a paper was placed on each door. [continued below]....
..... Mine was not placed or the wind blew it off while I was away at work.
I went out into the parking lot and took pictures of all the vehicles that do not have stickers but were not towed. I went back to management and stated that it was an unfair policy to force me to have a sticker when others are clearly violating the same policy without having their vehicles towed. I was informed that there was nothing they would or could do as they have a contract with Action Towing to tow the vehicles.
Action Towing uses their own discretion at what cars are towed.
I have put up with the "amenities" not being available per the representation of the management of the complex. I have put up with the lack of proper maintenance on public facilities such as the pool, weight room, and hot tub that has been permanently empty.
What I can't put up with is the changing of the rules and policies of the complex that modify my lease agreement and then having to pay out of pocket for additional fees based on those modifications.