Dealing with Statutory Nuisance
If noise, odour or smoke is considered a Statutory Nuisance, we can serve an Abatement Notice which is a legal document requiring:
- Noise or odour to be kept within acceptable levels.
- Smoke to not be persistent and/or prejudicial to health.
- To carry out remedial works where necessary to achieve the above.
We can prosecute if evidence shows that the Abatement Notice has been breached. Currently the fines are up to £5,000 (£20,000 for commercial premises).
We can also seize noise making equipment when a Statutory Nuisance has occurred in breach of the Abatement Notice.
You can find out more about Statutory Nuisance by visiting the government website for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
- Report asbestos
- Make a noise complaint
- Report rubbish accumulation on private land
- Report a blocked drain (below ground)
- Report Pollution - Bonfire Odour Lighting or Dust
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