A court has ordered the developer of the highest building in a city in eastern China to pay a neighbour compensation for blocking out the sunlight to their flat, according to a news website report. The court in Nanjing made the order against the developers of the Zifeng Tower, the Shanghai-based news website Thepaper.cn reported. A nearby resident, Chen Jun, will receive 100,000 yuan (HK$120,000) in compensation, the report said. Chen bought a flat in the area in 2003 and construction on the skyscraper began two years later, according to the article. Several complaints have been received about the 450-metre high building blocking out light since it was completed in 2010, the report said. READ MORE: China’s Shanghai Tower offers new twist in skyscraper design Chen first attempted to sue the building’s state-owned developer five years ago for not receiving compensation for loss of light, but later withdrew the case because of his lawyer’s unwillingness to pursue it. He sued the developer again in May this year for “violating his rights to enjoy sunshine”. Chinese law stipulates that residential apartments should have access to at least two hours of sunlight during the coldest time of the year and no structures should limit this. READ MORE: Foundations for planned ‘world’s tallest building’ used as fish farm in China The court said that the completion of the Zifeng Tower had reduced the amount of sunlight in Chen’s apartment by 30 minutes to less than two hours during the coldest months of the year, the report said.