The court held the charge was an accurate statement of the types of damages that could be awarded in a nuisance action. Accordingly, where the injured property owner can restore the property by taking action, the cost of the repair is the proper measure of damages plus the loss of use of the land during the time of the nuisance. However, if there is nothing that can be done to abate the nuisance, then the measure of damages is the diminution in value of the property.
A Blog about Real Estate, How it Can Be Damaged, and Disputes Over its Transfer
This blog is a personal blog written to discuss legal issues affecting Georgia property, and how it is damaged, transferred, and fought over. I write this partly to keep abreast of the law, and partly to offer a forum for my writing. In order to find content, I often analyze Georgia Supreme Court decisions. I try to update this blog as I can, but writing is a time consuming process.