Water Leak Dispute in Shanghai Sees Mushrooms Growing in the Complainant's House

By | Nov 27, 2016 06:27 AM EST

A random mushroom in Berlin, Germany.(Photo : Getty Images)

A family in Shanghai found mushrooms sprouting in their home after their upstairs neighbor refuse to fix a water leak. 

The Yin family lives in an apartment in a high-rise building at Shanghai's Xuhui District. The family complained of water leaking through their ceiling in February this year from the apartment above, but their neighbor, who was only identified by his surname Chen, refused to repair the pipe leaking from his bathroom. 

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The family had to use diapers to soak the water dripping from their ceiling. Water leaks everytime someone uses the bathroom upstairs. Mushrooms have been popping from the Yin family's ceiling as mushrooms are known to sprout in strange, moist areas. 

They filed a case in March at a local court. The district court then ordered the neighbor to repair the pipe and pay the Yin family 5,950 yuan in damages, but Chen still hasn't fixed the pipe to this day despite a visit from the police.  

Chen insists that the repair costs should be shouldered by the building's property owner and even appealed to a higher court, asking the building's management to pay.  

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