101. Meaning of 'nuisance'.

1.     Scope of Nuisance

(1)     Description and Classification

(i)     Public, Private and Statutory Nuisances

101.     Meaning of 'nuisance'.

The term 'nuisance' as used in law is not capable of exact definition1. Although most nuisances arise from a long continuing condition, a single isolated happening is sufficient if it arises from a continuing condition on land in the control of the defendant2.

Nuisances may be broadly divided into:


    (1)     acts not warranted by law or omissions to discharge a legal duty, which obstruct or cause inconvenience or damage to the public in