Thursday, March 3, 2016
Townhouse Living: A Problem You May Encounter
Life has been so busy lately. I started working online, plus I'm managing the house construction.
Okay, I promised I'll post about what kind of online work I do, but since I didn't have the chance yet, I'll just give you a hint.
Here it is:
I know you guys already got it! :)
Back to the topic...
Please watch the video, but excuse and ignore the bisaya dialect.
Note: I decided to take this video as a form of evidence. I took a total of 5 videos.
Okay, after watching the video above, you would know that my room got flooded with rainwater. I didn't have this kind of problem until my next door neighbor started renovating her house.
What I did:
1. I assess the situation.
I inspected my wall and my ceiling and there were no hint of water whatsoever. I realized it was coming from my next door neighbor's floor. Again, I didn't have problem with it not until she started doing something with her house.
2. I knocked on the neighbor's door.
I was so nervous because this neighbor has some kind of a reputation in the subdivision (Hint: BAD) She had shouting match with the other neighbor few months back over trash. She was also the same neighbor who parks in front of my property ( yep, the same neighbor I mentioned in one of my posts, that "neighbor who complains about everything pero hindi naman pala nag babayad ng Homeowner's Association Fee!")
Well fortunately, I didn't get to see her because she was still sleeping according to her helper. It was around 7:00 AM on a Saturday.
3. I went to see the Homeowner's Association Officer who is in-charge with this kind of situation
The officer came over and access the situation. She too said that the water was coming from my neighbor's side. She advised me to take videos, and so I did.
4. The officer called the neighbor telling her about the situation
5. Confrontation part
Of course, she insisted that it wasn't her fault. I told her that I didn't have problems with water going in before, not until she did some renovating. She still insisted that it wasn't her fault. Nakakaloka talaga! I told her to go up and take a look at my room, but she won't! It took me a few tries to convinced her to go up and freakin' see my room. She agreed and when she saw my room, she really can't deny the fact that the water is coming from her side. She also saw how pristine my wall and my ceiling looked.
6. The Compromise
She told me that she will go ahead and put roof within a month, that I should be patient. I told her that I am being patient, that I was doing this so she will know the current situation. After she left, I made a video log about the result of our talk, that she promised she will put roof in her property within a month.
Ayon, na sira yong cabinet ko because of the water, pero it can be fix naman. I didn't insist nalang to ask for it to be repaired because I think it is unintentional. I am happy that she knew and that she said she will take an action within a month. For the mean time, I put tons of rugs and blankets on the floor and I'm crossing my fingers that it won't rain.