Rights to Light Advice

A right to light is a right to see a portion of the sky from a percentage of a room at about table top level to provide adequate light to carry out normal tasks.

Rights to Light Advice

Rights to Light are a prescriptive ‘right’ acquired by a dominant (usually neighbouring) building over a subservient building after a period of 20 years without interruption. It is not a right to see a view such as the sea or a park.

Alterations to a building by increasing its height or bulk may affect the rights of a neighbouring building to see part of the sky.

We can provide advice on whether the proposals may affect a buildings ‘right to light’ and carry out a detailed survey to confirm how much the visible dome of sky has been reduced and whether this is below an acceptable minimum.

Current Instructions

A right to light is very limited and is not often infringed by domestic extensions or building works unless you are building right in frnt of the relevant or only window to an affected room.

David Beaumont

Director and Chartered Building Surveyor

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Chartered Building Surveyors

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