Noisy neighbours, anti-social behaviour, problems with nearby construction work, unpleasant smells from a nearby factory or the noise from a music event – nuisance can take a variety of forms and can cause a great deal of distress and annoyance.
The law separates nuisance into two categories:
- Private nuisance – this involves issues that affect your personal land and property. For example, noisy neighbours, problems with overgrown trees, trespass onto your land, as well as damage from leaks or smells
- Public nuisance – this is classed as a nuisance; it doesn’t just affect you but also neighbours and other members of your local community. Examples include noise from a local music festival, frequent bonfires or barbecues which lead to smoke drifting over a number of properties, construction work or an obstruction which limits access to both your home and your neighbours.
Whatever the nuisance, it is important to understand your rights and the legal redress that is available to you. Speak to the team at Palmers Solicitors and we will be happy to explain the options available to you and how we can help you resolve the matter quickly and cost-effectively.