A Hong Kong man is seeking an injunction order to restrain his neighbor’s dog from barking and entering his premises.
The plaintiff, Andrew Fan Chun-wah, who is the son of Hong Kong political heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, filed a writ at the District Court saying he has heard the dog’s barking loud and long early each morning and late at night from his neighbor’s home since the third quarter of last year, Oriental Daily reported.
Fan said the noisy dog had ruined the comfortable living environment at his apartment, which has rooftop areas, in phase one of Mayfair By The Sea in Tai Po in the New Territories.
The defendant Hui Nam-keung lives next to the plaintiff.
Fan said the neighbor’s dog entered his rooftop premises without consent on March 30 and scared his domestic worker, who later avoided working on the rooftop due to fears about the animal.
Fan said Hui had failed to take action to end the disturbance even after a notice was sent by the management office of the estate on April 3 and a legal letter sent by the plaintiff on May 29.
The writ did not mention the breed or size of the dog, Ming Pao Daily reported, adding that the private housing estate allowed owners to have a dog.
Fan has sought compensation for the stress and annoyance he suffered, saying it devalued his flat. But he did not mention the amount he requested in the writ.