- I have a question -
we have a lot around 3000 sq.m in bulacan, after a survey, we found out that an adjacent house has encroached into our lot. problem is its a 2 storey concrete house, now, the owner decided to get a 3rd party surveyor to check it again. and same result. it has been a long time since, now the owner of the house passed away already. and now we would like to utilize the lot (for rental) and construction will be ongoing soon. what legal action can we take and any other alternative thru this problem? thanks in advance.
gaano kalaki ang encroachment? kung maliit lang, pabayaran nyo na lang yung portion na nakuha. this could be cheaper than fighting it out in court. Kausapin si neighbor about this.
Kung malaki, depende kung alam nung neighbor na nag-encroach siya o hindi. Kung alam niya, bad faith siya, pwede ipademolish yung portion na nag-encroach (siguradong hablaan muna ito, at may structure na eh). Pwede rin naman na ibenta ninyo yung lupa sa neighbor.
kung di niya alam, you can opt to pay for the value of the encroaching structure, or sell the land encroached. (kung ayaw niyang umalis sa encroaching structure kahit babayaran ninyo, hablaan din ito).
References: Articles 448 to 454, Civil Code of the Philippines.