Neighbor cut a hole in his attic roof!!!!
I live in a designated historic district and have gotten along, really well, with much younger neighbors. Their son (a toddler when we moved in) has now reached a challenging age and they (both very employed beyond the school day) want to now house him in the "attic". Because they are more concerned about his perceived "safety" than their parental rearing responsibilies, have started construction of an attic egress to accomodate their relief from his behavioral challenges. His "room" will now be the attic of their home! That's where we stored out of season clothing and "stuff".
I am concerned mostly about the structural change and its future impact on my property and peace. (That impacted by parental choices kid will be gone long before we forget this experience.) I am also concerned about the "egress" and how it may impact property values in the future as it may result in profitable rental possibilities. I don't want a "fire escape" next to my bedroom window! We are within a city block of two colleges!!
I live in a larger, per square foot, home on a larger lot. These homes have been one family dwellings since the 1850s. Our "codes" office has been made aware of the concern. The hole has already been cut into the roof!
These folks have put their home "on the market" in the past. No one was willing to pay their price.
Advice and support will be greatly appreciated.