Statutory Nuisance

We have a duty to investigate and take any necessary action where an officer from environmental health witnesses the existence of a statutory nuisance.

These complaints are investigated under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Environmental health can deal with nuisances such as:

  • Water penetration
  • Odours
  • Drainage issues
  • Insect nuisance
  • Noise
  • Accumulation of refuse

Officers have the power to enter premises to inspect or to remove a statutory nuisance. Where nuisance conditions are witnessed by officers they shall issue a statutory notice to require the removal of the nuisance within a specified timescale.

Failure to comply with a notice may result in work being carried out in default; serving a £150 (domestic)/ £400 (commercial) fixed penalty notice; or referring the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.

Report a noise problem

    Contact Environmental Health


    • Phone 0141 287 1059
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