What is a statutory nuisance?
To be a statutory nuisance something must be either prejudicial to health or a nuisance in common law terms. Nuisance can broadly be defined as something that affects somebody's use and enjoyment of their home and property. Noise is the most frequently complained of nuisance issue. We can deal with domestic, commercial and industrial noise sources and have equipment to both measure and record noise if necessary.
What things are classified as statutory nuisances?
Issues controlled using statutory nuisance law under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 include:
• Light (from badly adjusted floodlights, for example)
• Fumes and gases (applies to domestic premises only)
• Odour (commercial premises only)
• Dust and steam (commercial premises only)
• Insects (from relevant industrial, trade or business premises)
Last Updated: 20/08/2015