I’m suing after splashing out £2.5MILLION on a luxury London home – and now can’t sleep over ‘unbearable’ popping noise

AN ENTREPRENEUR who spent £2.5m on a luxury home in London is suing over an “unbearable” popping noise.

Nazirali Tejani bought the luxurious apartment near oxford street in 2012, but has complained of sleep disturbances since moving.


Naz Tejani bought an apartment in Fitzroy Place for £2.5mCredit: Champion News
The businessman affirms that there is an 'unbearable' outburst that disturbs his peace


The businessman affirms that there is an ‘unbearable’ outburst that disturbs his peaceCredit: Champion News

The 70-year-old said the sound was akin to “popping bubble wrap” and is now suing the owner and developer for more than £1m in damages.

Tejani said the noise runs through the apartment and has meant she has lost money she could have made renting it out.

The tycoon, whose business interests include pharmaceuticals and property, also says the flat was worth £815,000 less than he paid for it.

Other residents have described a similar noise, but despite extensive work the source was not found.

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However, Tejani’s attorneys believe the noise is due to “defects in the design and/or construction of the building’s façade.”

According to documents filed before trial, Tejani first complained about the noise in 2016, shortly after the completion of Fitzroy Place.

However, the owner, Fitzroy Place Residential Ltd, and the developer, 2-10 Mortimer Street GP Ltd, deny responsibility in a High Court battle due to start next month.

Timothy Dutton QC, representing Mr Tejani, said: “The timing of the noise is intermittent and the noise level varies with the time of year and time of day.

“The noise occurs both day and night. It is loud enough to wake the claimant and his wife from sleep.

“Noise cannot be suppressed or masked and can be heard even if there is a television or radio in the apartment and regardless of whether internal doors are closed.”

In September 2018, Tejani wrote in an email, “The reason I keep pushing this issue is because the noise is unbearable and I can’t stay in the apartment any longer because of it.”

His constant complaints meant contractors were hired, but his lack of findings left Tejani with no choice but to sue.

Mr. Dutton claims that the developer is in breach of their contract after failing to fix the problem and that both the developer and the owner have a duty.

Tejani claims he also lost out after spending more than £110,000 on upgrading and furnishing the apartment, and up to a further £300,000 which he thinks he could have made by selling it soon after it was built.

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The defender, Gary Blaker QC, denies that there are “defects in the design or construction of the building” and says that Mr. Tejani does not owe any compensation.

Mr. Blaker also denies that there have been any losses to the property.

He claims that Mr. Tejani had turned down offers that would have seen him make a profit on the apartment.

And that the businessman also rejected offers to rent it because the rents offered were not high enough.

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The defense attorney said Tejani had stayed there with his family on occasion, showing that his claims are “inconsistent with the apartment being unfit for habitation.”

The case is due to be heard next month by a Superior Court judge.

The contractors were unable to find the source of the noise.


The contractors were unable to find the source of the noise.Credit: Champion News
Mr Tejani claims he has lost around £1.2 million


Mr Tejani claims he has lost around £1.2 millionCredit: Champion News

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