I live in the city of Toronto. My neighbor rececently told me he plans on putting an AC unit in the laneway between our homes which sit exactly 8ft apart (we each have our driveways on the other side of our homes) . We both live in brick bungalows and each have a couple of smaller windows on the walls which face each other. The propery line is right down the middle but no fence currently exists between our homes in this laneway. Also, his furnace/heat exchanger is on the opposite side of this home.
#1 - I'm assuming that this is a bad idea from his standpoint in terms of being a poor location for a properly ventilated unit.
#2 - I'm also assuming that this would be noisy for both of us as we each have windows facing the laneway
#3 - Based on the property line, his side of the laneway is 4ft wide. Generally speaking, are there some sort of setback provisions in most cities for an ac install?
#4 - Would a reputable ac installer go ahead with this install if there were any by-law issues involved? Is a permit generally required for an ac install?
This guy is a brand new neighbor and I don't want to p*ss him off so what should I do about this situation? I want everyone to walk away happy but if push comes to shove (and the law is on my side) I'll do what I have to do to ensure that this thing doesn't get installed in the laneway. If I'm offbase with my concerns please let me know.
Many thanks everyone.