A wealthy banker who sued her upstairs neighbours over the “intolerable” noise of their young children has won over £100,000 damages.
Sarvenaz Fouladi, 38, argued that she had been subjected to a constant bombardment of noise from Sarah and Ahmed El Kerrami’s family above her luxury flat in west London.
The 38-year-old claimed the couple’s kids treat their home, above her £2.6million Kensington apartment, like a “playground”, running around on wooden floors at all hours.
The sound of everyday activity – from children playing to dishes being washed – ruins her peace during the day and keeps her up at night, she said.
Miss Fouladi, who lives with her mother, sued Mr and Mrs El Kerrami for “noise nuisance”, winning a six-figure compensation payout on Monday.
Judge Nicholas Parfitt said it was the noise of simple “day-to-day living” which had caused the problems in the mansion block, off High Street Kensington.
But he added that the El Kerramis and the family company which owns their flat should have had carpets on the wooden floors in living areas, he said.
And, when the floor was replaced before they moved in, nothing had been done to limit noise transmission between the flats, hence they were fined.