Bitesize training: statutory nuisance (module one) – how and when statutory nuisance should be used

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110 
CIEH student member: £110

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Statutory nuisance has a significant impact on the health and well-being of individuals, and as more people have been required to work from home or self-isolate, it is unsurprising that local authorities have seen a surge in reported statutory nuisance cases, particularly noise and smoke complaints.

In the bitesize training format, this session will provide an understanding of how and when statutory nuisance should be used and explore the possible impacts that COVID-19 is having on decisions and enforcement cases.

NB: This session will not look in detail at matters such as the Human Rights and Equalities legislation, and how these impact on decisions to serve Abatement Notices. These and the associated issues around mental health disability (as they affect both complainants and those whose behaviour causes complaints) will be covered in module 2, Noise Nuisance in a post-COVID-19 world.

Module two available date:
7 March

Module three available dates:
11 March

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to use statutory nuisance procedures more effectively
  • Consider the overlap with other legislation, including Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) and look at the relationship between statutory nuisance and common law
  • Understand how to serve and enforce abatement notices
  • Discuss how and why you can be challenged and how to make valid decisions that can be defended
  • Explore the possible impacts of COVID-19 on statutory nuisance cases

CPD: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Tim Everett


Tim Everett, LLB LLM FCIEH CMCIH FRSPH CEnvH is a trainer and researcher in Environmental Health Law and is currently studying for a PhD at De Montfort University, Leicester.  He has postgraduate business qualifications and in addition has completed postgraduate work on air and water pollution control.

Tim is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and was elected as a Fellow of the CIEH in 2000, and served as President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health from 2015 to 2017.  He was a CIEH Trustee between 1994-2000 and again from 2012 - 2017.  He was also President of its London hub from 1999-2004.

Tim is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. He is also an active member of UKELA and is a member of its Public Health Working Party.  

In his career, Tim has worked for four London Boroughs, the City of Swansea, and two District Councils and has also served as a national adviser on Environmental Protection issues to the Local Government Association (LGA) for over ten years.




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