By BLAH - 14/02/2012 14:42 - Philippines
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That's definitely not what you deserve to come home to! What shall the FML mob do to such inconsiderate neighbors?! ;)
Look on the bright side of things now you have a total dark room which would be perfect for a theater system. Make it THE MAN CAVE and if your neighbors complain tell em to suck it or build you a thicker wall to muffle the noise. As for the mustyness build a vent system that circulates fresh air in and pipes old musty air directly into their heating and a/c vents. Also include an access point on the wall to rip em in when you have those post Mexican food gassy nights so they get to live with the odor. Hahaha!
If you use a bedroom for sleeping and *******, the darkness should be a plus. The musty smell just means you're a slob.
Well if your window was illegally built, not much you can do with it. I suggest looking into replacing the window with one put in a legal location. Laws exist for a reason. Also people, no where in this post does it say this person was stationed overseas with the military, they could have just been living overseas for the past year.
I live out in a rural area there fore I never had to deal with "window placement laws" so could you please explain why it would be necessary to have a law on where you can only put a window in certain places in your own home. Also what right do the neighbors or the "council" have to modify another persons home without them being there. I know some people who live in neighbor hood association areas and am aware of some of the stupidity that goes on there so it would be understandable if he was present and they forced him to remove the window and put it somewhere "legal". But to enter and modify another persons home without their presence or consent kinda sounds like breaking and entering to me. Also it is easy to assume from the wording that op was not aware of the window being illegally built so why should he be at fault for it. And if they had a problem with his window why couldn't they just move it to somewhere "legal" since they had already troubled themselves with remodeling for him that would make more sense than to essentially seal the room off which i'm assuming would be a safety violation of some sort. What if he was in the room taking a nap or something and a fire broke out in the house? How would he get out if there is no window to escape through? Sounds like the neighbors where just being uptight d-bags who should mind their own business. I'll be leaving for the service for a few years here soon and I own my home and I know for a fact that if I come home and my neighbors took it upon themselves to remodel my home for me in because they didn't like the way it looked. I might just have go to the storage unit to get my potato/tennis ball Gatling gun and I'll be doing some "remodeling"on their home when they leave for work. And I even like my neighbors.
Over here, you need permission for anything that alters the outside appearance of your house. Why? Because they want the neighbourhood to have a "unified" look. As for the wall, I can imagine the neighbours built it on the very edge of their property, probably close to OP's window.