Hussain v Lancaster County Council [1999]

Plaintiffs claimed council had failed to exercise
their statutory powers to prevent its tenants committing criminal acts of
harassment against plaintiffs
Court of Appeal held that while acts complained of did
interfere with plaintiff’s enjoyment of their
land, they did not involve tenant’s use
of tenant’s land and therefore not
nuisance.
Further, council could not be liable for acts of nuisance
committed by its tenants unless it had specifically authorised or adopted those
acts.