The Law of Rights of Light

By Michael Barnes QC

Michael Barnes QC provides the authoritative statement on the current law on rights of light in England and Wales. The protection of the access of natural light to properties has been a part of UK property law for centuries, but in recent years has come into particular prominence. This is due to a number of reasons, including the existence of easements of light being regarded as an inhibition on new development. The unsatisfactory nature of parts of the law on this subject has given rise to two reports in recent years by the Law Commission (one on easements generally in 2011 and one on rights of light specifically in 2014), both containing major proposals for law reform. The purpose of this book is to explain the law as clearly as possible. This book attempts to explain, from a non-technical point of view, the way in which measurements and calculations are carried out in this area. It is therefore hoped that this book will be of use to lawyers, as well as to landowners who may not always understand these technical subjects, and to surveyors who may not always be familiar with the legal concepts and difficulties involved in the area of the law of rights of light. [Subject: Property Law, Private Law]


Publication Date: 4/21/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849468817