Statutory nuisance

Published 24/01/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Nuisance can adversely affect the enjoyment of property, or pose a risk to health. Under these circumstances a ‘statutory nuisance’ could be occurring.

A local authority must inspect its area for potential statutory nuisances, investigate complaints of statutory nuisance made by a person living within its area, and take action that will seek to resolve statutory nuisances.

This briefing explains what constitutes statutory nuisance, ways of resolving statutory nuisance, and other law relevant to specific nuisances.

Article by Will Skinner, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament

Senedd Research acknowledges the parliamentary fellowship provided to Will Skinner by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council which enabled this Research Article to be completed.