Law of Nuisance

Law of Nuisance

Begin exploring the law of nuisance, which prohibits landowner from using her property in a manner that interferes with another’s use and enjoyment of his own land or a right common to the general public, and then dig into the differences between public and private nuisances.


Welcome to our clip on the law of nuisance!

In this clip, we’ll introduce you to the basic concept underlying the law of nuisance. Then, we’ll cover two categories of nuisance—public and private.

Generally, a landowner may use her property unaccountably—that is, she may make any use of her property as she wants, without answering to her neighbor. However, a landowner’s right to use her property is significantly curtailed by the law of nuisance. The basic purpose of nuisance law is to prohibit...