Anstey Horne

Rights to Light London

Rights to Light London

We have the most experienced team of specialist Rights to Light surveyors providing advice in London and around the UK

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

Our London Rights to Light surveyors are based in Chiswell Street, just around the corner from Finsbury Square. Close to Liverpool Street station and Moorgate tube, our office provides the ideal location to provide Rights to Light advice in London and across the South East.

Rights to 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. Our Rights to Light surveyors 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.

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

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.

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.

Ancient Lights

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

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

For further clarification of the correct VAT treatment of Rights of Light Compensation, see our recent article. Also, explore our rights of light projects in London, such as our work on Aberfeldy Estate, Goodman's Fields and Dering street in Mayfair.


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

Our surveyors provide Rights to Light advice across London and all urban areas in the South East. We have live projects in London, Reading, Brighton, & Southend.

For advice on rights to light direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Rights to 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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