Harrison v Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company: ChD 11 May 1891

A claim was made for damages for nuisance from construction works.
Held: The obligations of the defendant company in respect of the sinking of the shaft were neither greater nor less than those of a private person; and that a private person would not, in similar circumstances, be held to have created a legal nuisance by reason of the annoyance caused to his neighbours in the thumping for the purpose of sinking the shaft, unless it could be shown that he had neglected to take all reasonable precautions for mitigating the annoyance to his neighbours.

Vaughan-Williams J
[1891] 2 Ch 409, [1891] UKLawRpCh 87
England and Wales
Cited by:
PreferredHiscox Syndicates Ltd and Another v The Pinnacle Ltd and others ChD 25-Jan-2008
The claimants sought an injunction in nuisance, saying that the defendants had agreed to use all reasonable endeavours to avoid causing a nuisance to them in demolition works on their neighbouring land.
Held: The injunction should be granted. . .

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Nuisance, Construction

Updated: 20 January 2022; Ref: scu.266301