What Is A 'Nuisance' Under Tort Law?

3830 views • Jul 25, 2017

A nuisance unlike a trespass usually involves things that could be intangible such as a substantial interference with the use of your property caused by an activity such as an explosives factory next to your house which causes a significant diminishment in enjoyment from the use of your property for which the law implies a remedy. However, there is an exception called coming to the nuisance, where if you intentionally built your house next to an explosives factory you probably couldn't get them to tear down the explosives factory as part of the relief implied for the nuisance. More than likely you couldn't get anything because you came to the nuisance.