Nuisance Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Nuisance.

Nuisance (noun):

A nuisance refers to the use of property in a way that disturbs, harms, or inconveniences others or the public. It could include practices like creating noise pollution, conducting unlicensed sales, engaging in illegal activities such as prostitution or gambling, and physically obstructing public spaces like roads. When a nuisance affects the general public, it's termed "Public Nuisance," while a "Private Nuisance" specifically harms a certain group of individuals. Courts can order a stop to such actions, impose restrictions, or demand payment for any resulting damages.