Builder enforcing restrictions on AC Installation and Harassing
Thanks for your help in advance.
I have recently moved in to my new flat in February 2021. The flat was purchased in pre-launch status in September 2016, and registration has been completed in my name on 16th October 2020.
After following all the due process to get the keys to the apartment and start the interior work, the builder's facility manager and security guards used to bother the Carpenters and other workers a lot during the course of the interior work. So, I with my interior designer and engineer visited the flat and spoke to the facility manager and explained to him what all are the alterations planned to get concurrence from them and make sure we have all the technical details such as electrical and plumbing diagrams etc.
As part of this we had planned to put 1 AC outdoor unit for the living room in the ventilation/maintenance shaft for which core cutting and creation of electrical point was needed, which we checked with them and was done as part of the interior.
Kindly note that there was a provision of 1 AC Outdoor Unit given for the Master Bedroom already in the shaft, which we used for Bedroom AC.
So, now we have 2 Outdoor Units of AC in the shaft.
Around the time of moving in our next-door neighbour who purchased 3 flats in the same building recently raised an issue with the builder and highlighted to us that the second outdoor unit "must" be removed from the shaft.
When questioned about the same, we were told that they are concerned about more noise from the AC.
Being our neighbours we addressed their concerns and made sure that both the outdoor units are as far away from any of their windows, so as to avoid any issue.
However, they have sent email to the higher management on the builder side and the Facility Manager is bothering us repeatedly and pushing us to remove one outdoor unit from the shaft.
Note that the interior work of our house has completed already and we have already started living in the new house.
We have communicated to them that the AC or us, will be no nuisance to anyone and there is not legal or technical challenge in putting 2 ACs in the shaft. There are 14 floors in the building and there might be 14 ACs running in parallel in the shaft. the noise insulation of the doors does not carry any noise to the houses.
But still the builder continues to persistently push us on this topic.
Their electrical incharge engineer has also visited the house, and confirmed that there is no issue in the was ACs are installed.
I am being continuously bothered and harassed by the builder at the whim of another owner because they know someone higher up or have purchased multiple flats.
I have told them to stop this and if it continues I will be forced to take legal action on grounds of intimidation and harassment.
Please suggest what are my options.
Asked 3 months ago in Property Law