A noisy neighbour who played music so loud that the bassline shook the walls from her house in Harlesden has been ordered to pay £1340 by Willesden Magistrate's Court.
Precious Watson, of Leopold Road, made her neighbours lives a misery by blasting out loud music with a thumping bass, despite being told numerous times by council officers to turn it down.
Watson was summoned to court on August 2 for her hearing but failed to attend, and in her absence the court found she was guilty of ignoring a Noise Nuisance Abatement Order.
The court heard how Watson, on three septate occasions, played music in her property so loudly that it was preventing her neighbours from sleeping.
Cllr Michael Pavey, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, said: "In Brent , we're committed to ensuring that every resident feels safe, happy and relaxed in their homes.
"The vast majority of residents 'Love where they live' and are respectful of their neighbours, including not playing music too loud.
"But there remain a small minority of noisy neighbours whose selfish and thoughtless actions are making people's lives a misery
"We will not tolerate such behaviour. Noisy neighbours can cause a host of problems, including sleep deprivation, which is unhealthy and can cause issues at home and work."
Martin Wood, Environmental Health Officer, added: "This tenant had little regard for her neighbours and it is reassuring to see the court recognised the severity of this by imposing a substantial financial punishment.
"We will be sharing the outcome of the Court hearing with Ms Watson's landlord, as evidence of noise nuisance is a sign that she is not living within the terms of her tenancy agreement.
"If you have a noisy neighbour who is playing music at such a level to cause a nuisance, please don't hesitate to report them on 020 8937 5252."