Problems with smoke, fumes, gases, dust, steam, smell, offensive accumulation or deposits, keeping animals and noise can all be statutory nuisances.
An odour nuisance is a smell which is so offensive and prolonged that it significantly interferes with the enjoyment and use of the affected property.
Find out about your right to have a bonfire, the problems bonfires and smoke can cause, when a bonfire becomes a nuisance and reporting a problem bonfire.
Find out about making a statutory nuisance complaint, how we investigate complaints and what to do if it is not a statutory nuisance.
Find out about reducing the risk of dust nuisance and when dust becomes a statutory nuisance.
Private action in a Magistrates’ Court may be a way to resolve a nuisance that cannot be resolved informally or one we cannot establish as a statutory nuisance.
Find out about what you can do about light pollution, how to avoid causing light pollution and advice on security light installation.