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They blocked our canal

Discussion in 'Easements & Right of Way Law' started by Aeron Navarro, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Aeron Navarro

    Aeron Navarro Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I'm Aeron from the Philippines. My neighbor blocked my canal which is crossing under their compound. Do they have the right to do that tho were all informal settlers and don't have a land title?
    Help me with this matter please.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Aeron - sorry to hear about your problem. I don't know if we have anyone here who is familiar with law in the Philippines and we are primary a United States based law forum. Your question does cover an area of law that I would be surprised if it was much different in your country. There are also questions where water runs through land and flows from higher ground to lower - and I'm not sure if that is the type of question you're asking. This body of law here is known as "Riparian Water Rights."

    From my understanding, the neighbor doesn't even have a right to interfere with the area that is crossing into your land - so the logical answer is "no." You'll probably need someone locally to advise you on the law. In most places, sending a certified demand letter (such as a demand to cease and desist from what they are doing" is usually the first step. If you go to court, you'd need to show the court that you gave the defendant notice of the issue, they knew about it and refused to comply. Best of luck with your issue.
     
  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    This is a US law forum. You will need to talk to a lawyer in your area or look for a Philippines law forum.
     
  4. Aeron Navarro

    Aeron Navarro Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My pleasure to hear that advice from a lawyer. I really thank you for that sir.
     

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