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 a finding as to the threat to health.


Dyson J


[1999] EWHC Admin 451




Environmental Protection Act 1990 82


CitedPatel v Mehtab QBD 1980
The question was whether the premises in question were in such a state as to be prejudicial to health, being injurious, or likely to cause injury, to health. The defects included dampness. Evidence was given by a self-employed public health advisor, . .
CitedLondon 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 . .
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Nuisance, Housing

Updated: 28 May 2022; Ref: scu.139715