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Nuisance - Public Nuisance, Private Nuisance, Legal Responsibility, Defenses, Remedies, Further Readings

property land wrong

A legal action to redress harm arising from the use of one's property.

The two types of nuisance are private nuisance and public nuisance. A private nuisance is a civil wrong; it is the unreasonable, unwarranted, or unlawful use of one's property in a manner that substantially interferes with the enjoyment or use of another individual's property, without an actual TRESPASS or physical invasion to the land. A public nuisance is a criminal wrong; it is an act or omission that obstructs, damages, or inconveniences the rights of the community.

CROSS-REFERENCES

Land-Use Control; Tort Law.

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