Rights to Light

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 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.

Rights of light ngotiations

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)

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Strategic reporting

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Maximum building envelopes

Transferred rights

Portfolio management

Expert Witness

Rights of Light negotiation & settlement


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

Senior Director

DD : 020 7947 0959

M : 07399 176 389

Matthew Grant

Senior Director

DD : 020 7947 0955

M : 07546 018 310

Daniel Wade

Senior Director

DD : 020 7947 0920

M : 07951 456 549

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

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