What is a nuisance?
Florida Law defines a nuisance as an activity that annoys the community, injures the health of the community, or becomes manifestly injurious to the morals or manners of the people.
Common nuisances include abandoned homes, unkept pools and fountains and noxious odors.
Can I sue my neighbor for a nuisance violation?
There are many factors to consider before taking a neighbor to court for a nuisance violation. It is best to try resolving any potential nuisances with a neighbor before getting an attorney or local authorities involved. It is also important to consider:
What are your rights as a property owner?
As a homeowner, you have the right to use your property as you see fit as long as it does not interfere with your neighbors.
How to report a nuisance neighbor?
Before contacting the authorities to report a nuisance, try to resolve nuisance concerns with your neighbor. To report a nuisance in Palm Beach County, contact the code enforcement division.
Does your neighbor’s property have any of these items present?
Depending on if you live in a rural or suburban area, nuisance laws will vary. Nuisance attorney Cynthia Simpson-Cannon will advise you on the best course of action.
What should you do?
If you believe a neighbor to be in violation of Florida nuisance laws, contact Simpson-Cannon Law Firm, P.A. and tell us about your dispute. It is also important to take photographs and videos for evidence.