We live in a nice, refurbished ancient building in Palermo Soho and the past weekends we have seen our neighbors coming in and out with sands, wood logs, cement bags... We thought they were doing some renovation, but yesterday we saw the bricks, logs, and cement are on the roof of the house right next to our unit. We thought they were redoing the roof...
Today, the two lines of brick became a wall... We have been calling 147 to file anonymous claims and they said an inspector from the City will come for an inspection... but when?
By the time the inspector come, they will have finished their work.
There is no work sign, and City regulation doesn't allow to raise one own's house in the so called 'corazón de manzana', i.e. the inner part of the block.
This new floor will make easy for anybody to walk from that roof to our balcony, where we have a simple glass door throughout the length. This means we will need rejas (bars) on our balcony, and we will be effectively caged in our own home. We are beyond angry, and feel helpless. If our neighbors decided to do this regardless of work permit and City regulation, they won't be touched by a fine or by a piece of paper telling them to stop and take down the illegal floor.
We no longer feel safe in the house, and even the thought of having to spend a few thousands for a 4 meters per 3 cage doesn't make us happy. I think this will impact negatively our property.
We called the building administration who came promptly, but they want - of course - abide to the law, file a claim with the Municipalidad and play by the rule... with people who don't care about it.
If anybody has some suggestion, we are open to listen to any idea... and I mean ANY.