Rights of light case law

Rights of light is complex area - a subject notorious for generating friction between building owners or occupiers. A right to light can be acquired by express grant or reservation, implied grant, implied reservation or prescription. It can be extinguished by a number of means.

Infringement of rights can lead to litigation, with remedies being abatement and declarations, injunctions, or damages. High hedges can be a particular issue in relation to neighbours.

This section is maintained by Alison Oakes of Landmark Chambers.