We have a duty to investigate potential statutory nuisances and serve a notice on anyone causing a statutory nuisance. Officers from Public Health require to witness the existence of a statutory nuisance and may have to visit you at home in order to do this.
These complaints are investigated under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Environmental health can deal with nuisances such as:
Officers have the power to enter premises to carry out investigations or to arrange works to rectify 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.