| Commentary

103 Nuisance

| Commentary

103 Nuisance

Private nuisance is the unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of land, or of some right over or in connection with it1. An action in private nuisance will only lie at the suit of a person who has a right to exclusive possession of the land affected and actions by lodgers or guests will fail2. In the context of building operations, private nuisance may consist of causing physical damage to adjoining property, (for example by fire3 or vibration4); interfering with the normal comfort and convenience of adjoining occupiers (for example by noise or dust)5; or infringing

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