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Smells and odours

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

Just because an odour or smell exists doesn't mean we can take formal action to stop it.

In order for us to be able to reduce or remove the odour it must amount to a Statutory Nuisance.

Sometimes judging whether a smell constitutes a statutory nuisance or not can take time, especially if the odour is unpredictable or only apparent for short periods of time.

The degree to which people are affected by a smell depends on how sensitive an individual's sense of smell is or how tolerant they are to the smell.

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