The obvious choices when it comes to extensions For many homeowners in need of extra space, an extension to the side of the house, a first floor extension over the garage and/or changing a hipped roof to a gable to accommodate loft conversion rooms are the obvious options. For a room over the garage or [...]
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People often ask us whether there is a difference in natural light requirements for a property located in a suburban area versus one in a city centre setting. This blog will explore your right to light in suburban vs city centre areas. Keep reading to find out more! Firstly, What Does ‘Right to Light’ Mean? [...]
We often get enquiries from people who are concerned about the loss of light to their windows due to a neighbour's tree or trees having become such a size that they are having an impact on the light in their home. Can you ask your neighbour to cut their trees back? Many people think that [...]
We are often asked to assess new houses and apartments to see whether they will receive good levels of daylight and sunlight, as part of the planning application process. We use the well-known document often referred to as The BRE Guide, “Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight – A Guide to Good Practice, 2nd [...]
How To Handle Conflict Between Parties: Right to Light Disputes between neighbours happen for all sorts of reasons; one such cause is one party constructing or creating something which reduces natural light to their neighbour. As with disputes regarding boundaries, any type of transgression affecting the enjoyment of a person’s home can be a very [...]
Whilst this blog is titled to describe the process of taking a neighbour to court regarding legal right of light, I must start by saying that, of course, court action is not to be embarked upon lightly due to the very significant costs and, even for what might seemingly be the best and most certain legal [...]