A Brent landlord failed to deal with noisy pigeons nesting at one of its properties has been hit with a huge fine.
A couple complained about pigeons cooing at 4am every morning were awarded £7,638 in compensation after their landlord ignored the issue.
Brent council inspected the flat after the complaint about a pigeon infestation and a water leak in the ceiling of the property.
Landlord Adilsons Property Limited made some repairs but was ordered to pay £31,026 after failing to comply with follow-up notices issued by the council.
A trial at court found the landlord guilty of failing to comply with an improvement notice.
The landlord was fined £12,200 and ordered to pay £5,648 in costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170.
The property’s manager, was also fined £6,100 and the two tenants were awarded £7,638 in compensation.
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