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Rights to Light Manchester

Rights to Light Manchester

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

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

Our Manchester Rights to Light surveyors are based in offices in the heart of the city. Just around the corner from Manchester Piccadilly, in the middle of the Northern Quarter our surveyors provide advice in the city and across the North West.

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 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.

Our Rights to Light Surveyors in Manchester

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 Survey Manchester

Rights to 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 to 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.

Rights to Light Manchester

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


For advice direct from one of our Manchester Rights to Light Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line in 0161 528 7690.

We cover all urban areas in the North of England. Our Rights to Light surveyors have live projects in Manchester, Salford, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool & Bradford.

See links to our recent projects in Manchester at the Dakota Hotel and Eider House.

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For rights of light advice direct from one of our Manchester surveyors, please call our Enquiry on 0161 528 7690.

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