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nuisance neighbours

Subject: Law

People who disturb the lives of those living nearby by interfering with their quiet enjoyment of their homes. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Criminal Justice and Police ...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
130 words

... neighbours People who disturb the lives of those living nearby by interfering with their quiet enjoyment of their homes. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (s 42A) provide enhanced protection for those suffering nuisance (including noise) from their neighbours. Restraining orders can be obtained, which require the offender to do what the court orders (e.g. not to communicate, go near, or harass their neighbours); in some circumstances eviction may be ordered. Offenders threatening violence can...

nuisance neighbours

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
130 words

...nuisance neighbours People who disturb the lives of those living nearby by interfering with their quiet enjoyment of their homes. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (s 42A) provide enhanced protection for those suffering nuisance (including noise) from their neighbours. Restraining orders can be obtained, which require the offender to do what the court orders (e.g. not to communicate, go near, or harass their neighbours); in some circumstances eviction may be ordered. Offenders threatening violence can...

nuisance neighbours

nuisance neighbours  

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Law
People who disturb the lives of those living nearby by interfering with their quiet enjoyment of their homes. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (s ...
Local Government

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R. W. Hoyle

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,202 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...existed an established system of hundredal and county courts presided over by the sheriff . Although their business was essentially criminal or civil, these courts also dealt with matters of an administrative nature, including offences against the assize of bread and ale and nuisances. As the Bedfordshire roll of 1332–3 shows, the county could also make orders for the public good, in this case to repair a bridge. At the level of the individual rural community were the courts of each manor . The origins of these courts are obscure: suffice it to say that,...

nuisance

nuisance  

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N.An activity or state of affairs that interferes with the use or enjoyment of land or rights over land (private nuisance) or with the health, safety, or comfort of the public at large ( public ...
sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas

sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas  

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[Latin]Use your own property in such a way that you do not injure other people's: a maxim often used in cases of nuisance. It is misleading, since only an unreasonable interference with a neighbour's ...
harassment of occupier

harassment of occupier  

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Law
The offence of a landlord (or his agent) using or threatening violence or any other kind of pressure to obtain possession of his property from a tenant (the residential occupier) without a court ...
environmental disputes and dispute resolution

environmental disputes and dispute resolution  

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Law
Environmental disputes arise in all sorts of different contexts. These can feature commercial organizations such as buyers and sellers of contaminated land, or local, neighbour disputes involving ...
assured tenancy

assured tenancy  

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Law
A form of tenancy under the Housing Act 1988 that is at a market rent but gives security of tenure. The premises may be furnished or unfurnished. This kind of tenancy replaces protected tenancies ...
eviction

eviction  

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Law
N.The removal of a tenant or any other occupier from occupation. Under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 the eviction of a residential occupier, other than by proceedings in the court, is a ...
damage

damage  

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N.Loss or harm. Not all forms of damage give rise to a right of action; for example, an occupier of land must put up with a reasonable amount of noise from his neighbours (see nuisance), and the law ...
boggart

boggart  

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In the dialects of northern counties, ‘boggart’ was a general term for any supernatural being which frightened people, whether indoors or out, without specifying whether it is ghost, malicious fairy, ...
natural rights

natural rights  

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Law
1 (in natural law)a. Rights conferred on all individuals by the natural law. b. The fundamental rights found in civilized nations to which all men are entitled without interference by the state. This ...
harassment

harassment  

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Law
Intimidation, bullying, threatening, or coercive behavior, including manner of speech, usually by a superior toward a subordinate, sometimes by colleagues in an organization. See also sexual ...
airspace

airspace  

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Law
N.In English law and international law, the ownership of land includes ownership of the airspace above it, by application of the maxim * a coelo usque ad centrum (from the heavens to the centre of ...
noise

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
5 words

...See nuisance ; nuisance neighbours...

sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas

sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
48 words

...sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas [Latin] Use your own property in such a way that you do not injure other people’s: a maxim often used in cases of nuisance. It is misleading, since only an unreasonable interference with a neighbour’s property is actionable as a nuisance...

private nuisance

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
167 words

...nuisance An action or situation resulting in interference with another’s legitimate rights to use and enjoy their land and related rights. For example, someone may continually be playing loud music which affects their neighbour’s right to enjoy their own property. Other potential examples of nuisance include excessive dust, smells, or fumes, or actions causing physical damage to a property. Private nuisance is a tort (and a delict in Scotland) and therefore a party who has rights in the affected property (for example, the owner or a lessee ) may go...

nuisance

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
460 words

...by the public at large ( Benjamin v Storr ( 1874 ) LR 9 CP 400). Statutory nuisances are created by provisions dealing with noise, public health, and the prevention of pollution and permit a local authority to control neighbourhood nuisances by the issue of an abatement notice. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and also the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (s 42A) enable individuals to be protected from harassment by their neighbours ( see nuisance neighbours...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
516 words

...amount to a nuisance, particularly in cases involving noise, even though the same level of interference might have had to be tolerated in other circumstances. The remedies available in private nuisance cases include injunctions , to restrain the interferer from continuing to interfere with the claimant's enjoyment of the property, damages, and abatement. The latter is a form of self‐help, permitted in straightforward cases where the victim of the nuisance is able to bring it to an end by simple measures, such as cutting branches from a neighbour's overhanging...

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