Neighbour in upper floor not fixing water leakage
I stay in Mumbai, Kandivali. And, own my apartment. The owner who stays on the floor above mine is having a water leakage problem. The water is dripping faster now from the ceiling which is attached to his bathroom floor. He had made some fixes earlier, but it hasn't stopped the leakage. Now there's continuous drip and water is entering the electric connections and holders. It is causing high risks to my family, like slipping in bathroom due to wet floor, electric short circuit, etc. I have officially intimated the coop society and they are suggesting I negotiate with him. Isn't this supposed to be a break/fix problem at his home for which he is harassing me since the water leakage is only in my ceiling? What legal choices do I have? What steps should I take?
Asked 2 years ago in Civil Law from Mumbai, Maharashtra
Do coop society bye laws limit the jurisdiction of the consumer forum and the cooperative/civil court in this matter? I am told the society decides (negotiation suggested by them) and bye laws provide them the power to do so over any consumer forum/ coop courts. I am ignorant about the authority of courts over the Maharashtra housing society bye laws in this matter. Please advise
Asked 2 years ago