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water from above

Postby bigal » 06 Jul 2009, 02:34

water has leaked in to my apartment from the apartment above. I had a plumber in to look in the man's apartment above and he has said that the waterproofing in his shower needs re-doing. The cost being 23000Nt $. The man above wants me to pay half. I refused and said the rules for the building say water from above is the above person's responsibility. Went to a lawyer and he said just pay the money as any judge will say pay half- half. I know how I feel but does anybody know legally where I stand? or any examples?
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Re: water from above

Postby Franck de Taiwan » 06 Jul 2009, 06:47

I can't see any reason why you'd have to pay anything, but from a legal standpoint I don't know how it works here.

23000 $ sounds a rip off to me. :ohreally:

Sorry, can't help that much...
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Re: water from above

Postby Anubis » 06 Jul 2009, 07:04

Find another apartment. Move.
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Re: water from above

Postby whitetiger » 06 Jul 2009, 08:03

Do either of you even own the apartments? Call your landlord, the longer he waits, the more expensive it will be. Don't pay half unless it's coming off the rent.
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Re: water from above

Postby housecat » 06 Jul 2009, 08:42

And if you have to pay half to pay for repairs to the upper neighbor's appartment, he/she should pay half for repairs to your appartment, if you're the owners of the appartments.
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Re: water from above

Postby Marty » 06 Jul 2009, 10:10

This is something your landlord needs to take care of.
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Re: water from above

Postby bigal » 06 Jul 2009, 11:01

I own it. Iwas renting it out but because of the water and the false ceiling falling down they moved out so I think the above guy ( who owns his ) is responsible for my rental loss as well as repairing my ceiling.
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Re: water from above

Postby Lord Lucan » 06 Jul 2009, 11:08

I think your lawyer needs his head examined.
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Re: water from above

Postby bigal » 06 Jul 2009, 11:40

That's what I thought but I was wondering does anybody see another Taiwanese side to the story that I am missing?
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Re: water from above

Postby citizen k » 06 Jul 2009, 12:10

Does the building have a superintendent? Their job to mediate these kind of things. His shower, his waterproofing; his responsibility including damages to your ceiling, imho.
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