The EPA Act 1990

Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes specific duties on a local authority.

This content applies to Scotland

Duties under the EPA Act 1990

These are:

  • to inspect its area for statutory nuisances

  • to take reasonable practicable steps to investigate any complaints of a statutory nuisance it receives

  • to serve an abatement notice on the person responsible if it is satisfied that a statutory nuisance exists.

Tenants and other occupiers can also take action under the Act [1] by serving a notice on the person responsible for the statutory nuisance and then seeking an abatement order in the sheriff court.

It should be noted that the Act contains different provisions for Scotland and for England and Wales.

Last updated: 13 February 2020


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    s.82 Environmental Protection Act 1990