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Statutory Nuisance on Your Property

Certain activities that take place on your property could give rise to a statutory nuisance which must be investigated by the local authority.

If a local authority serves you with an abatement notice, you will need to either comply with the notice, or appeal against it. Failure to comply with an abatement notice can result in a prosecution and lead to substantial fines.


What can be classed as a statutory nuisance

Nuisance can be caused by, but are not limited to, the following:

  • noise
  • smoke, fumes and gases
  • odours
  • artificial light
  • insect or animal infestations
  • deposits

For the issue to count as a statutory nuisance it must either unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a person’s home or other premises, injure health or be likely to injure health.


Our statutory nuisances advice

Our team can explain to you what your rights are and help you with making representations to the local authority and getting them to act.  If you have been served with an abatement notice we can advise you about your options including appealing against the notice.


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Having worked within planning departments for local authorities, we have experience ‘on both sides of the fence’ and can advise you on the intricacies of planning law from all perspectives.

Above all, our planning solicitors are committed to helping you get the outcome you need, so you can focus on moving forward with your building projects.

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