Nuisance Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Nuisance, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Nuisance?

Misuse of property for illegal purposes that causes harm or disadvantage to people or general public.It can be in the form of polluting the environment by the release of deadly fumes, noise pollution,practising prostitution,selling items like liquor,explosives without license,gambling, blocking roads etc.The court can order persons creating nuisance to stop it or impose time restrictions depending on the activity and pay for damges if any.Nuisance affecting grneral public is called Public Nuisance and those affecting particular group of people is called Private Nuisance.