Is it legal for a tenant in a terraced building to feed gulls on a neighbouring flat roof ?
Out of curiosity, is there a reason you ask the question?
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hopalong said: the question is - is it legal ?
Yes. For something to be illegal, a law needs to have been passed. As I said prev., it is hard to imagine there is a law specific to that. As you said you have been in contact with the council, you've done the right thing already. I personally would question them as to what they deem to be an environmental health issue and what isn't, as what you describe sounds an environmental health issue. Obviously, evidence would need to be provided to them to encourage them to act.
hopalong said:Mike - we live in top floor flat with a roof terrace - a tenant neighbour has taken to feeding the gulls on the flat roof next to them on the opposite side to us about 30ft away - the gulls have now taken to perching and cruising all around us screaming to be fed for long periods of time - this makes trying to listen to the tv - concentrate on playing chess - or reading nigh on impossible - the roof terrace and patio doors get covered in excrement and food dropped by gulls - patio doors cannot be left opened as we have had bird *** landing on our sitting room walls - the council website says it has no powers to prevent this although they can fine people feeding them in a public space - as the tenant is using a third party property not theirs the question is - is it legal ? the property in question is at present vacant. Thanks for your interest.
I feel this is more a civil matter rather than legal matter.
I've not found anything to suggest any law has been broken, if there was, it could be a civil matter on the grounds of possible nuisance. In that case, it would be the local council you will need to approach, and depending on the bye laws in place, whether action is taken or not.
If its a noise disturbance issue, then it would be the local council, check their website for who to contact.
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