Chapter 12 Key facts checklists

Nuisance and Rylands V Fletcher

●    The term ‘nuisance’ relates to three very different actions: private nuisance, public nuisance, and statutory nuisance. The same event may be actionable under more than one of these.

●    All three are land-related torts, occurring indirectly.

●    Unlike negligence, in nuisance the law is concerned less with the nature of the defendant’s conduct than with its effect.

●    Rylands v Fletcher is a variety of nuisance which carries strict liability.