B.C. condo dwellers awarded $3,500 for damages by civil tribunal for thumping bass
The complaints about the loud bass from next door fell on their neighbours’ deaf ears.
In fact, they were told the music was coming from the “best sound system in the world” so “you and all other neighbours have to get used to (it).”
About 18 months later, Rukshila and Micheal Levelton, decided they could do something. They took their complaint to B.C.’s civil resolution tribunal and were awarded the $3,500 in damages they sought under a provincial nuisance law.
Their next-door neighbours at the time of the complaints, Anushka Madushan Indrasiri and Nathasha Lankeshwari Vithanage, had to pay up, even though they argued their neighbours were “unreasonably sensitive” to noise, according to the decision.
The respondents bought a new stereo in early February 2022 and the Leveltons started keeping a log of how frequently their quiet enjoyment was disturbed, according to the tribunal.