In December 2014, the Law Commission published its final report on Rights to Light. The report reflects the growing number of disputes in recent years concerning easements of light and highlights some of the limitations of the existing law.
Rights to light sometimes prove problematic for homeowners because such easements are rarely acquired by express grant in a deed and, even when they have been acquired, pursuing remedies for their infringement is not straightforward.
A neighbour’s rights to light can also be financially crippling for a property developer that has been required by injunction to dismantle a major development and ordered to pay damages for an infringement.
Delivered by solicitor and experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond, this course will look at how to manage key risks that have arisen in practice, case law and, occasionally, inadequately drafted deeds.
This course will be of particular interest to property lawyers whose clients have a clear interest in asserting or avoiding a right to light claim, and will focus on the key competencies which you will require in order to keep abreast of the key issues in this complex area of law.
On completion of this course you will:
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