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What can be called a 'Nuisance'?

Nuisance is usually used to describe an activity or condition that is harmful or annoying to others (e.g., indecent conduct, a rubbish heap or lot of birds making their nests in someones roof to the extent that they cause problems)

A few good examples of nuisance include:
noise and nuisanceBarking dogs
noise and nuisanceBuilding and construction site noise (please note however that noisy noise and nuisanceWork is permitted between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays)
noise and nuisanceDIY noise during anti-social hours
noise and nuisanceBurglar / car alarms
noise and nuisanceNoisy deliveries at unreasonable hours
noise and nuisanceParties, Nightclubs and pubs
noise and nuisanceLoud music / television / computer games
noise and nuisanceIndustrial processes (dry cleaners, factories etc)
noise and nuisanceKitchen extract / air conditioning units
noise and nuisancePlaces of worship
noise and nuisanceOpen-air event and street performers.

A public nuisance is an unreasonable interference with the public's right to property. It includes conduct that interferes with public health, safety, peace or convenience. This is a term that is mostly used in law and court rooms.

Statutory Nuisance can also be used for instances including the adverse effects of artificial light, dust, odour and insects.

Generally, all the above can mean different things to different people. For example, if your neighbor is a lover of cats, and you are not, it will not be long before you have problems if the cats keep coming to your balcony. Another cat lover may find this exciting and will be very happy with that.

So you see, usually, the term 'Nuisance' is used in relation to the average or generally acceptable conditions of a place or group of people.

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