The Right to Light is an easement that grants property owners the legal entitlement to a specific amount of natural light entering their property

Right to Light disputes typically happen when newbuild developments are taking place near an individual’s home. A new property being built right outside your window can restrict natural lighting, which infringes on your rights as a property owner. Similar issues can also be caused by trees, hedges or anything else that blocks sunlight.

If you believe that your rights are being violated, and a third party is making your home a less desirable place to live, then we are here to help. We will assess your legal rights as a property owner and stop them from being infringed upon.

Our expert team will

  • Assess your case- There is no set Right to Light that every homeowner is entitled to. We will assess your property to ensure you have a legal case before pursuing litigation
  • Liaise with the infringing party- We will try to settle matters quickly and efficiently by explaining to your opponent that they are infringing upon your rights and informing them of their legal obligations
  • Fight your corner in court- If the aggressor opponent still refuses to respect your rights, then we will take them to court and pursue compensation for the trouble caused


A Light in The Darkness

We understand the stress and worry that Right to Light infringements cause. Our homes are supposed to be a haven. If natural light is restricted, then it can remove the property’s feeling of homeliness and make it a gloomy place to live.

Let us be your light in the dark. We’ll fight your corner every step of the way and ensure that your rights are respected and protected.


Contact the Professional Negligence Team

Please contact Chris Thomson at or Jonathan Robson at

Tel: 0113 284 5000