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The courts have identified three different categories of nuisance which are:
A nuisance is usually caused by a person doing something on their own land, which they are lawfully entitled to do but which becomes a nuisance when the consequence of their act extends to the land of their neighbour.
In order to succeed with a claim for nuisance, the damage or interference with the enjoyment of the neighbour’s land:
In some circumstances the behaviour of a neighbour may amount to harassment rather than nuisance.
The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) makes harassment both a criminal and civil offence. The 1997 Act prohibits any individual pursuing a course of conduct against another individual that amounts to harassment.
There are some key considerations before commencing formal court action for a nuisance.
We assist both claimants and defendants in nuisance and harassment claims. We understand that swift and robust action is generally required. Therefore, we can assist you with the following: