Kaso ng Maingay na Kapitbahay

Ang pagiging maingay po mismo ay hindi krimen o isang bagay na dapat pagbayaran ng isang tao. Kaya lamang, may tinatawag na "nuisance" sa ating Batas Sibil (Civil Code). Ang ibig po sabihin niyo ay, kapag nakaiirita na at nakaiistorbo na ang pagiingay nila, maaari silang kasuhan at maaari kayong makakuha ng bayad-danyos.

Para malaman po ang iba pang detalye, maaring magpunta sa pinakamalapit na Public Attorney's Office (PAO) sa inyong lugar.

Civil Code's Article 694. A nuisance is any act, omission, establishment, business, condition of property, or anything else which: (1) Injures or endangers the health or safety of others; or (2) Annoys or offends the senses; or (3) Shocks, defies or disregards decency or morality; or (4) Obstructs or interferes with the free passage of any public highway or street, or any body of water; or (5) Hinders or impairs the use of property.Article 695. Nuisance is either public or private. A public nuisance affects a community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons, although the extent of the annoyance, danger or damage upon individuals may be unequal. A private nuisance is one that is not included in the foregoing definition.

Article 696. Every successive owner or possessor of property who fails or refuses to abate a nuisance in that property started by a former owner or possessor is liable therefor in the same manner as the one who created it.

Article 697. The abatement of a nuisance does not preclude the right of any person injured to recover damages for its past existence.

Article 698. Lapse of time cannot legalize any nuisance, whether public or private.

Article 699. The remedies against a public nuisance are: (1) A prosecution under the Penal Code or any local ordinance: or (2) A civil action; or (3) Abatement, without judicial proceedings.