Statutory Nuisance

More about the law and statutory nuisance

Permitted noise levels

Maximum Permitted Noise Level Contrary to popular belief there is no maximum permitted noise level that needs to be exceeded for noise to be categorised as a ‘nuisance’. Statutory nuisance legislation is routinely implemented and enforced by local authorities. Investigating officers will sometimes use sound level meters to help them assess nuisance but for most casesContinue reading “Permitted noise levels”

What is a statutory nuisance?

What is a Statutory Nuisance Anyway?! When assessing the potential for nuisance the investigating officer will need to base his judgement on a number of factors. These include: •    How loud the noise is and how long it lasts•    How intrusive it is•    How frequent the intrusion is•    Whether it is a one-off or continuingContinue reading “What is a statutory nuisance?”


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