Neighbour of Harlesden woman fined for playing loud music slams her landlord
PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 August 2016
A Harlesden resident living next to a woman convicted of playing her music too loudly claims her housing association is turning a blind eye to other tenants behaving badly.
Bogdan Kozik, who lives in a one-bedroom flat in a converted house in Leopold Road with his wife and six-year-old son, said Network Homes is ignoring his pleas to silence his noisy neighbours despite the conviction of one of its tenants.
The Times reported resident Precious Watson as the first to be convicted of breaking a Noise Abatement Order by Brent Council.
Ms Watson was found guilty of ignoring the order and fined £1,340 at Willesden Magistrate’s Court.
The court heard Watson played her music so loudly the bass line caused her walls to shake.
Mr Kozik said: “In our building lives a tenant who has a history of antisocial behaviour. This includes the playing of very loud music, smoking weed, dumping rubbish on the street and many other issues.
“The flat has been raided by Met Police on four occasions and new lodgers are constantly moving in and out,
“I have sent approximately 60 emails with complains to Network Homes customer service desk, to the housing officer and lately to the executive director of customer service.
“However, none of them been answered and I feel we are being deliberately ignored by Network Homes. This intolerable situation cannot continue any longer.”
Darren Levy, executive director of customer services at Network Homes, said: “We have worked closely with both the police and Brent Council in dealing with this matter. Our neighbourhood team have been in regular contact with the complainant regarding the ongoing noise pollution. We have also spoken to and visited the resident on a number of occasions to discuss the matter.
“Network Homes takes antisocial behaviour very seriously and we make sure to tackle it as a top priority. We are aware of the impact it can have on the lives of our residents and always endeavour to take appropriate action to resolve issues as they arise.”