GREENSBORO, N.C. – Around 50 cars were booted at Madison Woods apartments overnight Thursday, leaving renters in an outrage the next morning.
“There were about 50 to 55 people outside not able to go to work,” said Whitney Ware, who was one of the people booted.
Apartment management told FOX8 people living there got notices about a new parking policy requiring permits as early as April 10th.
Several people who live there say they knew nothing about it.
“How are we going to have parking stickers if nobody gave them to us,” said Katina Plunkett.
No permit meant Plunkett got her vehicle booted.
“I missed a day of clinical because they got a boot on my car,” Plunkett said.
She’s lived at the complex for three years and says paper notices about maintenance and rent are usually left on her door.
Plunkett claims she never got one about parking enforcement.
Dozens of other people living there told FOX8 the same story.
“We all can’t be telling the same lie. That we didn’t get a notice, but they don’t have a problem putting that late notice on the door,” Plunkett said.
The company used for parking problems is Lot Management Solutions. The owner told FOX8 over the phone that they “reached out plenty of times giving them plenty of notice over a month and a half.”
Thursday night was the first time they enforced the rules, leaving people to have to pay anywhere from $80 to $140 to get tires unlocked.
“I’m just hoping that in the future we won’t have to deal with another incident like this,” said LMS owner Nick Geller.
He feels his company did nothing wrong but will work to better notify customers in the future.