Anstey Horne

Rights to Light

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Anstey Horne has the most experienced team of specialist rights of light surveyors in the UK.

Working across the whole of the UK from our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol & Plymouth we have been delivering solutions to schemes affected by rights of light, maximizing the development potential of a site whilst respecting the amenity of neighbouring buildings

Rights of Light can be one of the key determinants of the development potential of a site, particularly in dense urban areas.

We work with investors, developers, owners and occupiers to assess schemes and provide clear strategic advice on potential issues, whilst proactively managing any associated risk.

With our practical and creative approach we look to take account of the commercial opportunities as well as the limitations.


From site acquisition through to the resolution of rights by negotiation, we advise our clients on how to optimise the development potential of a site, whilst mitigating the impact to affected neighbours.

Using the latest specialist software and 3D laser scan data, we create 3D models and undertake cutting edge analysis to deliver solutions to affected schemes, maximizing the development potential of sites and providing certainty to enable development to progress.

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Adjoining Owners

We analyse proposed schemes and review the impacts on our client’s properties that adjoin proposed developments. We devise strategies for negotiating a settlement or scheme variation to settle any potential claim for loss of light.

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Rights of Light Management

We advise owners of property portfolios on the management of their assets, including the use of Light Obstruction Notices to prevent neighbouring properties from acquiring rights.

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Rights of Light Services

  • Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)
  • Strategic reporting
  • Transferred rights
  • Rights of Light negotiation & settlement
  • Pre-Acquisition strategic advice
  • Scheme cutbacks or enhancements
  • Portfolio management
  • Laser Survey based full technical analysis
  • Maximum building envelopes
  • Expert Witness

With offices in LondonBirmingham ManchesterBristol Plymouth we are able to provide Rights of Light advice on projects all around the UK.

For more information on Rights to Light, how a right is acquired, measured and defended, please see our Rights to Light Fact Sheet.


For advice on rights of light direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3138.

If you’d like us to call you, please fill in our Contact Us form and we will call you back.

Rebecca Chapman

Rebecca Chapman

BSc (Hons) LLB

Senior Director

Rights of Light

Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

BA (Hons) MScLL

Senior Director

Rights of Light

Stephen Mealings

Stephen Mealings

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Rights of Light + PW

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