396. Nuisance or annoyance.

A covenant against causing a 'nuisance' to the landlord or to adjoining1 occupiers is probably broken only by a nuisance in the strict technical sense (that is, as a tort)2. While the exhibition of advertisements in a business neighbourhood is not a breach of such a covenant3, such exhibition may in certain circumstances amount to a breach of a covenant not to carry on any offensive trade or calling4. Where the covenant is against any act which may lead to 'annoyance, nuisance or damage', it is wider, and is broken by anything which disturbs the reasonable peace of mind