Sic Utere Tuo Ut Alienum Non Laedas Law and Legal Definition

“The maxim sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas does not mean that one must never use his own property in such a way as to do any injury to his neighbor. It means only that one must use his property so as not to injure the lawful rights of another. Under this maxim, it is well settled that a property owner may put his own property to any reasonable and lawful use, so long as he does not thereby deprive the adjoining landowner of any right of enjoyment of his property which is recognized and protected by law, and so long as his use is not such a one as the law will pronounce a nuisance.”[ Fontainebleau Hotel Corp. v. Forty-Five Twenty-Five, Inc.,114 So. 2d 357 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 3d Dist. 1959)]