Artificial light

Lighting from domestic and commercial sources causing a nuisance

Artificial light nuisance could be described as an unreasonable interference, experienced regularly and over a period of time, which unreasonably impacts on the enjoyment of your property.

We can investigate artificial light nuisance reports from the following sources:

  • domestic and commercial security lights
  • some healthy living and sports facilities
  • domestic decorative lighting

What should you do if you're affected by a nuisance? 

    1. Firstly you can try and speak to the person causing the nuisance – the majority of complaints can be resolved informally. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your neighbour in person about the problem, you could start by writing them a friendly letter to explain how the nuisance is affecting you.
    2. If you know that the person who is creating the nuisance has a social landlord, you can make contact with the landlord and ask them to intervene. 
    3. Keep records of when and how long the nuisance occurs and if you can not find resolution contact us for advice.