I live in a compound where the lots were divided into different owners. Our house is located at the very end of the compound (there are other two houses in front of us) when my father bought the house, the seller sold us a Right Of Way too which we paid and shown on our title. Our problem now is that, one of the owner in front of us decided to re-build her house, adding two more floors to her originally single floor house. She did this without getting a building permit. This caused us a lot of problems:
1. She's planning to build a terrace over our Right Of Way. This Right of way is way pass the property she owned. Which means, she would like to make her upper floors bigger by overlapping on the Right Of Way. (The construction is on-going right now but the pillars are already standing and anyone could tell that it was her plan.)
2. Since we live in a compound, some electrical wirings including the internet and cable wires are attached to her outside wall, which she would collapse since she's planning to build a door on the wall where the electric meters are attached. We are now worried that this might cause a power interruption or worse a fire because her contractors keep on hammering on that said wall.
3. Our neighbor is insensitive that she had her contractors work without installing proper nets around the site that debris could fall anytime, toward the Right Of Way where all the residents in our compound passes.
We tried to fix this issue without reporting our neighbor to our engineering office by talking to our baranggay captain, with the intention that our captain might be able to educate our neighbor about the things she must do first. My family knows that our neighbor does not have her property title under her name and that she did not get a building permit. Because if she did, she would have all the electrical wirings transferred or properly fix before her contractors begun constructing.
Unfortunately, by being kind, it made the situation worse...our captain sided with our neighbor and sent us a letter of summon. With the intention of fixing the dispute on a way I cannot fathom. The letter we've received from the brgy was our neighbor filing a complaining about us disturbing her, by telling that we own the Right Of Way.
What should I do?
Should I go to our municipality and report this to our City Engineer office? By doing so, would I be violating anything?
Can the brgy handle cases like this? Is it right that they are allowing our neighbor to continue with her construction without acquiring a building permit?
Please help me, I don't know what to do at this point.
Last edited by belle0929 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:02 am; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : Title update)