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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Clicking of Heels on a Hardwood Floor

Can the sound of people in the upstairs apartment walking across their floor constitute a nuisance?  The Telegraph of London investigates:

The appellants' case is that the nature of the [wood] flooring is such that the nuisance arises from normal use, which would be abated by the respondent laying carpet and underlay, as required by the lease." Mr Barklem said the couple experienced no noise before the [installation of the timber floor was] done and that the irritating sound they complained of was caused by impact on the wooden floor.

Steve Clowney

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