Abatable Nuisance Law and Legal Definition

An abatable nuisance is a nuisance that is very easily removable. A nuisance is a substantial interference with the right to use and enjoy land. Such interference may be intentional, negligent or ultra-hazardous in origin. If a nuisance interferes with another person's quiet or peaceful use of his/her property, a lawsuit may arise for damages and/or an injunction ordering the person or entity causing the nuisance to stop or limit the activity. The defendant's activity should result in the nuisance. Abatement of a nuisance may involve elimination of a nuisance by removal, repair, rehabilitation or demolition. The aggrieved party may lawfully cure an abatable nuisance without notice to the liable party. An example is cutting of overhanging tree branches. An abatable nuisance is not permanent.