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Introduction to Rights of Light

Practice and legal essentials relating to rights of light.

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Thu 6 Feb 2020
05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel, 2 George Street, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 3BP
1 hour formal CPD

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Rights of light is a particular easement that gives one landowner a right to enjoy natural light passing over the land of another without unreasonable interference. With increasing urbanisation and land uses at higher development densities, chartered surveyors are called upon to assess the impact of projects on light received by surrounding property.

Understanding the legal principles and established practice provides a grounding to identify the potential for a scheme to bring about rights of light infringements and to steer Client’s on options, technical assessment, mitigation and managing associated risks.

This seminar will cover some of the essentials in this niche area of practice, including:

  • How rights of light are established and conversely extinguished
  • The legal concept of nuisance or interference
  • The transferability of rights
  • The role of the surveyor – quantitative assessment
  • Update on current practice - measurement and valuation of light
  • Mitigation
  • Legal update and trends

The published time is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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