Noisy neighbours risk jail

An eviction notice being pasted on the front door of a flat whose owners have been particularly noisy.
An eviction notice being pasted on the front door of a flat whose owners have been particularly noisy.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

A couple, barred from their flat for being a nuisance to their upstairs neighbour, have been warned by the State Courts and the Law Ministry that they could face a fine and jail time if they insist on defying the court order.

They had earlier breached a court order to stop creating a din that prevented their upstairs neighbour from enjoying his home.

The Community Disputes Resolution Tribunal subsequently barred Madam Iwa and Mr Low Bok Siong from their home for a month, with effect from Monday - the first Exclusion Order it has issued.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Noisy neighbours risk jail'. Print Edition | Subscribe