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Rights to Light Birmingham

Rights to Light Surveyors Birmingham

We have the most experienced team of specialist Rights to Light surveyors based in Birmingham and around the UK

With this unrivalled expertise, our Birmingham rights of light surveyors deliver solutions to schemes affected by rights of light, maximizing the development potential of a site whilst also respecting the amenity of neighbouring buildings.

Our Birmingham Rights to Light surveyors are based in offices in the heart of the city. Just around the corner from St Philip's Cathedral they provide Rights of Light advice in the city and across the West Midlands.

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

No matter the size of a project, from modest residential work to the largest commercial developments, we apply the same expertise, care and attention to detail.

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.

Rights of Light for Developers

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.

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

Rights of Light for Adjoining Owners

Rights to Light Surveyors Birmingham

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

Rights to Light Management

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

Rights to Light Surveyors Birmingham

Rights to Light Surveyor 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

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

For clarification of the correct VAT treatment of Rights of Light Compensation, see our recent article.

Contact our Rights to Light Surveyors in Birmingham

For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line in 0121 667 9902.

We cover all urban areas in the Midlands. We have live Rights to Light projects in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Leicester & Nottingham.

See links to some of our recent Birmingham projects at Lee Bank Business Centre, Fabrick Square and at Snow Hill. Also follow the link for details of our 3D model of Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council have recently included Daylight & Sunlight in their validation requirements for planning. See our recent article on this for more information as well as our piece on why neighbours matter.

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For advice on rights of light direct from one of our Birmingham surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 0121 667 9902.

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

Stephen Mealings

Stephen Mealings

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Rights to Light + PW


Matt Hensey

Matt Hensey

LLB (Hons)

Senior Associate Director

Rights to Light


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