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"Keep it down!" Can you expect peace and quiet if you live next to a hotel?

We all have the right to peace and quiet in our own home, don’t we? Maybe not. Recently in WA, a resident was unsuccessful in his action in relation to a hotel producing noise pollution six days a week. The man lived in an apartment next to a pre-existing hotel which had undergone renovations, including noise abatement measures, after he purchased his luxury apartment in 2009. The resident was not happy with the renovations, taking it to Court to argue that the noise coming from the hotel was interfering with the quiet enjoyment of his residence. The Court said that purpose of the formal legal action for private nuisance is to protect an owner or occupier’s use and enjoyment of their land. T

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