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nuisance,

in law, an act that, without legal justification, interferes with safety, comfort, or the use of property. A private nuisance (e.g., erecting a wall that shuts off a neighbor's light) is one that affects one or a few persons, while a public nuisance (e.g., conducting a disorderly house) affects many persons. In some cases the victim of a private nuisance may abate it (e.g., tear down the wall). Damages are available to a party who suffers from a private nuisance or who is especially injured by a public nuisance, and courts will issue injunctions against continuing nuisances. Since public nuisances are injurious to the community, they may be prosecuted as crimes. Nuisance is a flexible legal category. Thus, while a slaughterhouse is lawful in a manufacturing district, it may be a nuisance in a residential quarter. Activities, such as operating blast furnaces, once deemed nuisances, are now recognized as indispensable and lawful.
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nuisance

1. A public nuisance is said to exist in a building, structure, or premise: (a) if it is insufficiently cleaned, drained, lighted, or ventilated for the intended usage, (b) if it poses conditions detrimental to public health or dangerous to human life, and/or (c) if its air or water supplies are unwholesome.
2. A continuing legal wrong, usually committed by an owner or occupant of property on neighboring persons or property.
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nuisance

Law something unauthorized that is obnoxious or injurious to the community at large (public nuisance) or to an individual, esp in relation to his ownership or occupation of property (private nuisance)
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For a landlord and tenant to co-exist in harmony, it is wise to think ahead and take all steps to minimise any future claim for compensation by the tenant for breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment.
And it has a vision of a future in which national parks are beautiful landscapes where: water, soil and air are pure, natural landforms are preserved; wildlife flourishes; everyone can find a source of spiritual renewal and opportunities for quiet enjoyment; there is a range of distinctive cultures expressed in the built heritage and the everyday lives of park residents, where livelihoods derive from activities that the environment can sustain; erosion of the special qualities would not be contemplated unless society could find no other possible solution; and we can all gain a greater understanding of the whole environment and of national park values.
Its principal function is to protect the right of other tenants to the quiet enjoyment of their homes by allowing the landlord to evict a tenant."
The rent payable under each sub-lease was a peppercorn and it contained the usual landlord's covenants for quiet enjoyment and for payment of the rent reserved by the head lease.
The CNP also promotes better understanding and quiet enjoyment of the parks.
Mr Myddleton says in the catalogue preface: ``Chirk is now a very public place,not a place to live in quiet enjoyment with a young family.
A city council spokesman said: "The objective is a swift end to the antics of those who think they can get away with ruining other people's lives and the quiet enjoyment of their homes.
an owner's breach of the warranty of habitability or quiet enjoyment).
A Texas court held that the landlord breached the express covenant of quiet enjoyment in the lease and constructively evicted the tenant by failing to deal with the protestors.
Quiet enjoyment. It's what many of us dream of, but it's what tenants have as a right.
He is also banned from: Drinking alcohol in public, except in pubs and clubs, from September 29 this year - when he turns 18; Being in any public place in Cardiff between 11pm and 7am for two years; Throwing objects; Saying abusive words; Causing harassment; Being violent; Interfering with people's quiet enjoyment. District Judge Mr Gerwyn Watkins warned Carter that he risked a lengthy prison sentence if he broke any conditions of the order.
'Woodlands can be havens for quiet enjoyment or noisy sports, places to watch wildlife or simply to relax and enjoy clean air.