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The use of property in such a way that it violates another property owner's expectation of an orderly living environment. For example, a person may refrain from mowing his lawn for so long that field mice infest his yard. This may be a nuisance if the field mice wander over to the neighbors' yards.


An activity that arises from the unreasonable, unwarranted, or unlawful use of one's own property resulting in an obstruction or injury to another property owner or to the public and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience, and discomfort that the law will presume resulting damage.It may consist of noise,smoke,odors,pollution,vibration,interference with rights of passage, maintaining an offensive business, discharge of water, or maintaining a building in a manner that makes it unsafe for others because of falling debris or because of rats or vermin.(Do not confuse with attractive nuisance, a theory of negligence liability for maintaining features attractive to children but likely to harm them.)

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Chief Executive of National Accident Helpline, Russell Atkinson, said: "We have all experienced the disruptive impact that nuisance marketing has - deep in thought at our desks, out with family and friends or in the middle of cooking a meal, the phone rings only for it to be a cold call.
Age Cymru calls on both the UK and Welsh governments to work together to protect older and vulnerable people from telephone fraud and nuisance calls by jointly planning that they receive call blocking technology as soon as possible.
Don't put up Too many of us ignore all the electronic intrusions in our lives, whether they are nuisance calls, spam emails, or unwanted texts.
Anyone recently suffering from this problem can add their evidence to the survey by writing to Dr Pocock's Campaign Centre, 46 Rectory Park Avenue, B75 7BN, stating location, time and date of nuisance.
Damien Gaskell, prosecuting, said that the environmental health department received a complaint about a noise nuisance coming from a private flat where the teenager lived.
The city attorney plans to file more public nuisance lawsuits in the coming months, including cases targeting gang headquarters in the San Fernando Valley.
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It said there had been "many instances in the last weeks of relatives and friends of personnel serving abroad on operations getting nuisance phone calls".
The regional municipality of Wood Buffalo determined that the tent city residents, located at the end of one of the main streets, were in violation nuisance bylaw by squatting on municipal land.