Neighbour's drain water leaking into my house
My neighbour living on the back side constucted a drain ( household drain water collection pit) a while ago( probably 2-3 years ago) but not properly with no proper watereproof cementing and no drain pipes and also it touches my house wall - it remains blocked most of the time since they have not built it properly. Topographically , their lane is 3 feet high then mine so drain water leaks into my house seeping through walls and damaging walls, paint and woodwork and making it difficult to step out in the rear passage. Sometimes even in bedroom drain water comes.
I have told them a few times but they pretend there is no problem from their side. Once they got a little cementing done as a temporary measure but it wa ad hoc way and not a permananet effective solution . I guess even the plan is not approved by civic authorities.
What can I do from legal standpoint to resolve this?
Asked 2 years ago in Civil Law from Bangalore, Karnataka
1) issue legal notice to your neigbour regarding improper construction of drain . point out the leakages arising in your premises on account of poor quality of work done .
2) lodge complaint with muncipial corporation
3) if no action taken file suit in district court against your neighbour to rectify leakages . corporation should be made party to said suit
Once again talk to your neighbour regarding leakage in your premises due to improper construction of drain by the neighbour and if there is lukewarm response, then lodge a complaint with BBMP authorities and wait for some days. If there is no response from either your neighbour or BBMP, then file a suit in city civil court against your neighbour and the BBMP.
Thanks for the responses. I have a follow up question- What is the legal view on constructing a drain chamber using a neighbour's wall as wall for the chamber? And is it legal to use public passage to construct a household drain chamber?
Asked 2 years ago
check whether proper permission have been obtained for constructing drains form muncipial corporation . if no plans sanctioned using neighbour wall for the chamber would be illegal
Its better to cross verify with BBMP to know whether the plan is approved for constructing drains using neighbour's wall and it would not be legal to use public passage for constructing a houseold drain chamber.