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London Borough of Southwark v Venette Simpson: Admn 3 Nov 1998

It was not necessary for environmental health officers to possess medical qualifications to express opinion as to whether or not premises were prejudicial to health as defined by section 79(1)(a) of the Act. The council appealed a finding that premises constituted a statutory nuisance. Held: The parties had exchanged reports from environmental health officers. Their … Continue reading London Borough of Southwark v Venette Simpson: Admn 3 Nov 1998

Regina v Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, Ex Parte Mahmed Ali: Admn 28 Apr 1997

The applicant sought an order declaring the property he occupied to be a nuisance, and that his landlords must execute repairs. The authority replied that the applicant had not allowed them access in order to carry out the works (Kerr). The stipendiary magistrate dismissed the application without giving reasons. The applicant argued that Kerr applied … Continue reading Regina v Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, Ex Parte Mahmed Ali: Admn 28 Apr 1997

Haringey London Borough Council v Jowett: QBD 27 Apr 1999

Traffic noise from outside a building could not found an allegation of statutory nuisance. A landlord could liable for a nuisance he allowed to continue even though the same condition applied when he acquired his interest. Citations: Times 20-May-1999, [1999] EWHC Admin 365, [1999] 32 HLR 308 Links: Bailii Statutes: Environmental Protection Act 1990 79(1)(a) … Continue reading Haringey London Borough Council v Jowett: QBD 27 Apr 1999

Cunningham v Birmingham City Council: Admn 6 May 1997

The council appealed against the finding that the complainant’s premises occupied under a tenancy of the council, constituted a statutory nuisance which they had a duty to abate. The claimant’s son was disabled and his condition involved behavioural problems. She said that the kitchen was, in view of his condition too small and dangerous in … Continue reading Cunningham v Birmingham City Council: Admn 6 May 1997

O’Toole v Knowlsey Metropolitan Borough Council: CA 21 May 1999

Where there was expert evidence about the condition of premises, but no evidence directly suggesting a threat to the health of the tenant, the magistrates could nonetheless find that the premises were in a condition prejudicial to health, and should follow the evidence available. Citations: Times 21-May-1999, Gazette 03-Jun-1999 Statutes: Environmental Protection Act 1990 79(1)(a) … Continue reading O’Toole v Knowlsey Metropolitan Borough Council: CA 21 May 1999

Birmingham City Council v Oakley: HL 29 Nov 2000

When considering if premises fell within the section, and were ‘in such a state as to be prejudicial to health’, the court must consider some feature of the premises which was in itself prejudicial. An arrangement of rooms which was unsatisfactory and might be considered insanitary did not fall within the provision. The risk of … Continue reading Birmingham City Council v Oakley: HL 29 Nov 2000

Lisa O’Toole v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Admn 18 May 1999

The respondent appealed by way of case stated a finding that a house was in the condition of being a statutory nuisance. They said that no evidence had been brought with regard to the health of the occupants or of any potential threat to health. Held: The evidence of the officers was capable of supporting … Continue reading Lisa O’Toole v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Admn 18 May 1999