The term Right to Light covers a highly complex issue that has many permutations and is widely misunderstood. In essence Right to Light is a legal form of easement, which gives the owner of a building with windows that have received natural daylight for 20 years or more the right to keep that level of illumination. Courts rely on expert witnesses, such as we can provide, to define Right to Light.
If expert advice is sought early enough, these types of disputes can often be satisfactorily resolved without going to court. Often the breakdown in the relationship between a builder and his client centres around standards of workmanship or the costs of works. This, too, can be avoided by using professional involvement in the contract.
'Love thy neighbour' is a much harder principle to put into practice once a boundary dispute is underway. Croft Surveyors has the in depth knowledge and understanding of ownership laws to help resolve the misconceptions that arise over the definition of a boundary between two properties.
In addition to boundaries and rights to light, neighbour disputes can occur over just about anything property related. Give us a call to discuss your problem.
As practising surveyors we are able to give you an opinion on whether a claim can be made for negligence (made by another surveyor) in a building. So whether you are a claimant or a defendant, we are here to identify the problem.