Anstey Horne

Rights to Light

Rights to Light London

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

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

Rights to 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 also 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 also 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. We deliver solutions to affected schemes, maximizing the development potential of sites and providing certainty to enable development to progress.

Ancient Lights

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 for instance.

Rights of Light Manchester

Rights of Light Management

We advise owners of property portfolios on the management of their assets. This includes the use of Light Obstruction Notices to prevent neighbouring properties from achieving prescription through long use, for instance.

Rights of Light Management

Rights of Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Compensation Calculations & Budgets

Light Obstruction Notices (LONs)

Rights to Light insurance

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Portfolio management

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Maximum building envelopes

Expert Witness

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

With offices in LondonBirminghamManchesterBristol, NorwichPlymouth we provide advice on projects all around the UK.

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


Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

BA (Hons) MScLL

Senior Director

Rights to Light


Stephen Mealings

Stephen Mealings

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Rights of Light + PW


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