Rights to Light – Ancient & Modern – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted June 7th, 2012 in easements, news, planning, right to light by sally

“Easements to light are one of the oldest property rights and the principles are very entrenched. However a spate of controversial cases over recent years and general feeling of panic among developers has encouraged the Law Commission to investigate:

‘whether the law by which rights to light are acquired and enforced provides an appropriate balance between the important interests of landowners and the need to facilitate the appropriate development of land.’

This article provides a recap of the current law in relation to rights to light and touch upon some of the problems faced by developers and landowners alike.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th June 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk