There’s a spicy legal battle kicking off in Wandsworth, South London, with a particularly pungent problem overtaking a block of flats in the area.
Resident Joanna Cridlin has launched legal action against her neighbours' landlord… in a bid to try and prevent them from cooking spicy food!
Ms Cridlin - who has lived in the converted Victorian property for three years - believes that the ‘overwhelming pungent toxic fumes of hot chilli’ from the flat below makes it difficult for her to breathe in her own property, and ‘permeates her home’ for up to eight hours after her neighbours have finished cooking… something she describes as ‘torture’.
She maintains that she has choked in her sleep, and previously had to stagger to her balcony gasping for air, after the fumes caused her to experience breathing problems. It has got so severe that she has decided to sue her neighbours' landlord to try and force him to take action against the spicy residents.
The anti-social behavior case is being heard at London’s High Court, and Mr Cridlin hopes to achieve a ban on her neighbours cooking spicy food, and a compensation payout.
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