Noise complaints form over half of all Statutory Nuisance cases and have been on the rise since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With more people now being at home, tensions have started to grow in some communities which has had a negative impact on the health and well-being of individuals. Although residents have a legal right to be protected against statutory noise nuisance, not all noise complaints fall into this category and some may be part of other anti-social behavioural issues.
This bitesize training builds on the topics discussed in our Bitesize training: statutory nuisance in a post-COVID-19 world by providing delegates with a greater insight into the legal issues around everyday noise and poor sound insulation.
This bitesize training will pay particular attention to the meaning of ‘prejudicial to health and nuisance’ in the context of noise cases. It will also look in more detail at how mental health issues may affect both complainants and those being complained about.
NB: This session will not look at the other categories of statutory nuisance nor the related case law. It will also not cover in detail the range of enforcement powers that apply to all categories. For training on these issues please attend module 1, Bitesize training: statutory nuisance in a post-COVID-19 world.
Module one available dates:
• Learn how to use statutory nuisance procedures more effectively to deal with noise complaints
• Understand the relationship with common law nuisances
• Get an update on the relevant case-law on noise nuisance
• Understand how Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) legislation relates to the use of statutory nuisance powers
• Understand the relationship with the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Noise Act 1996
• Understand how and why you can be challenged and how to make valid decisions that can be defended. This session will deal with issues under the Human Rights and Equality Acts, particularly where arguments about disability discrimination may arise.
CPD: 2 Hours