Rights to Light Reports

  • High Quality, Comprehensive Report .
  • Delivered in a Timely Fashion.
  • Tailored Advice by Experts.

 We can prepare a high quality rights to light report for your project.

This report will detail any risks related to the proposed development site. It will explain all of your options for moving forward in order to mitigate the risks. It can also be relied upon for rights to light insurance purposes.

The process to of delivering the rights to light report can be broken down in to three stages:
The process to of delivering the
rights to light report can be
broken down in to three stages:
phase 1

One of our rights to light directors will visit the proposed development site and undertake a comprehensive assessment of all the properties in the surrounding area. This will include taking a detailed photographic record of all apertures around the site along with the general massing of the built environment. The evidence collected in this site visit will be used to ensure that all risks around the site are covered in the computer assessment and that the model is a true reflection of the real world situation.

phase 2

One of our industry leading Computer Aided Design (CAD) technicians will build a 3-D computer model which shows your proposed development and the surrounding area. They will then run a rights to light computer assessment using the latest methodology and technology available, which will provide a full set of results showing the likely affect upon the daylight of neighboring properties.

phase 2

One of our industry leading Computer Aided Design (CAD) technicians will build a 3-D computer model which shows your proposed development and the surrounding area. They will then run a rights to light computer assessment using the latest methodology and technology available, which will provide a full set of results showing the likely affect upon the daylight of neighboring properties.

phase 3

Using the results of the rights of light computer assessment, we will prepare a comprehensive report which describes the effect upon the daylight currently received by each property identified during our site visit. The report will also break down the main principles of rights to light to give context to the results of the assessment. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the report will set out your options for moving forward including our recommendation on how best to mitigate risks in a cost effective way.

If you would like us to provide you with a quote for one of our rights to light reports, please feel free to send the details of your project through to info@blueskysurveyors.co.uk and we will provide you with a quote within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).

We strive to provide our clients with the highest standard of service
Blue Sky Surveyors was started in 2016 when a few experienced rights of light surveyors realised that at most major practices, small and medium size clients were not getting the same level of care as large-scale developers in rights of light negotiations. We believe that providing all of our clients with the same level of service puts us in a position to deliver a superior standard of work.

We reach the best possible outcome for our clients. We achieve this by working closely with them to understand their expectations and deliver a tailored service that serves them best. Through dedication and experience, we strive to provide our clients with the highest standard of service.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is right to light?

A right to light is an “easement” which is enjoyed by one property (the dominant party) and burdens another property (the servient party).

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Do you enjoy a right to light?

You must be able to establish that you do indeed enjoy a right to light in order to be able to enforce it. The most common way of acquiring a right is through long-term enjoyment, which is outlined in the Prescription Act 1832.

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What about compensation/damages?

The primary remedy for an infringement to a right to light is an injunction. However, in recent years judges have used discretion and sometimes awarded damages in lieu. There are many factors that can contribute to the likelihood of an injunction being granted.

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Who may have a right to light?

Anyone with a proprietary interest in a property.
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What is an infringement to a right of light?

If the erection of a building, or extension to an existing building, reduces the daylight to a room (or rooms) within a neighbouring property to below a threshold level, then this would constitute an infringement.

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Releasing a right to light?

It is sometimes possible to reach a financial settlement with a neighbour for a release of their right to light and doing so will address the risk. However, it must be remembered that you cannot force an affected neighbour to accept compensation to release their right to light; although, in the vast majority of cases an agreement can be reached.

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Blue Sky Surveyors
Office 7, 35-37 Ludgate Hill
London
EC4M 7JN

Contact Information

Phone: +020 7867 3955
Email: info@blueskysurveyors.co.uk