Liability of landlords for noise

Judgment is pending in a case which will centre on landlords' liability in respect of noise nuisance. Lord Justices Peter Gibson, Schiemann and Mantell have reserved judgment in an appeal in which London Borough of Southwark is challenging a ruling by Mr Justice Laddie, upholding an arbitrator's decision that the council was in breach of an express covenant not to disturb tenants' quiet occupation of their homes.