Are driping AC's illegal in Taipei?

In Taipei, is it illegal to have water dripping from your AC onto other people’s patios, patio covers, etc?

I liveon the 5th floor. Our AC doesnt have a drain tube and it does drip. But it drips onto the pavement below. Other AC units drip onto the plastic patio cover of our neighbors below. Yesterday there was a very loud persistant banging on our door. Our neighbor from the 1st floor was yelling at us about the water from our AC keeping her awake. (Mind you, this was at 3pm) She said that she has not been able to sleep for 2 weeks. (A bit of an exageration, since we first used our AC this summer yesterday). She siad she was going to call the police if we didnt fix it.

It isnt our AC that is leaking onto her roof…its the guy next to us. We are getting a tube installed, so its not really a big issue, but is it really illegal to have a driping AC?

Short answer. Yes.

And in practice this law is routinely ignored, which is why you get dripped on while walking down the street.

And in practice this law is routinely ignored, which is why you get dripped on while walking down the street.[/quote]

In practice most laws here are subject to the “crime of the week” fad enforcement whilst ignored the rest of the time. Nothing new there. However, if one does lodge a complaint about an infraction, it’s possible that something may actually get done about it. It’s best that Derek and his SO put that drain tube on their A/C so their pissy downstairs neighbour has no basis to make their life difficult.

It is illegal and they can call the police and you will have to fix it. Ditto if your AC is too loud.