Leaking sewage causes man to file complaint against neighbor
An old man living in Yantian district filed a complaint towards the owner of an apartment above his home for leaking sewage and making noise. The elderly man Guo, said the owner of the apartment rents out his place to people that made unbearable noises and ignored complaints regarding leaking sewage.
Guo said that the leaking sewage comes from the toilet, balcony and water that comes from the air conditioning unit. The was been going on since 2008 and no moves were taken to fix the leakage problem. Guo took the owner to Yantian District People’s Court to demand compensation of 14,000 yuan, since he took the initiative to fix the damaged air-conditioner and for medical treatment since the noise and leakage damaged his mental and physical health.
The People’s Court denied Guo the compensation but asked the owner to apologize to Guo for not looking into the problem sooner. Guo failed to prove any connections between his problems with the leaking sewage problem. Not satisfied with the ruling Guo brought the case to the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court insisting his demand for compensation. Guo said he was never after the money he just wanted the apartment owner to rent out his place to more quieter people since all the noise is disturbing him.
The apartment owner argued that he was never to blame for the problems in Guo apartment, since Guo kept his windows closed and has a pet, plus the poor conditions of Guo’s apartment lead to the formation of mildew in the walls thus causing his health problems. Still Shenzhen immediate court is still to decide on the matters argued by the two parties.