Rights of light registration application

The subject of rights to light concerns the assessment of whether a proposed obstruction (for example, an additional storey on a building) is likely to interfere materially with a neighbour's easement of light.

A servient owner can prevent a dominant owner from acquiring a right to light to the dominant owner's windows over the servient owner's land by erecting an opaque structure in front of the dominant owner's windows. However, these can be difficult to erect and may require planning permission. A better alternative is often to create a notional obstruction by registering a light obstruction notice under section 2 (1) of the Rights of Light Act 1959. The light notice can be registered with the local authority as a local land charge for a period of one year.

This is a form for registering such a notional instruction.