Hi,My neighbor has put up a big air conditioning unit which is now blocking my window and light coming through. What are my options?
Province/Country relating to question : London, Hackney
Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'X happy to help with your question today.Did you know this unit was going to be installed?
Hi Alex,No, nobody has notified me of installing this unit.
Have you complained to the neighbour or council?
It happened today morning and I only saw it when I came back from work. I don't know who this unit belongs to. There are multiple flats and a restaurant on the ground floor so it can belong to anyone.Who can I contact in council to complain about this?
In most circumstances installing an air-conditioning unit does not need the permission of the Planning Department or Building Control Service.However local rules differ as Council's have different views depending on the needs of the community.You should contact the Planning Department of your Council to find out whether this type of unit needs any permission for installation. If the unit was installed without permission the Council will take action. If no permission is required you could complain the Council's Environmental Department on the basis that the unit interferes with the quiet enjoyment of your property.
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