Rights to Light Surveyor London

Our Rights to Light Surveyors in London are part of the most experienced team of specialist surveyors providing advice on developments across the UK

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

Our Rights to Light surveyors in London 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 in London 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.

Rights to Light for London Developers

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 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.

Management of Rights to Light – London

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 Surveyors London

Rights to 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, see our recent projects in London, such as our work on Aberfeldy Estate, Goodman’s Fields and Dering Street.


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

Our Rights to Light Surveyor London team provides advice across London and all urban areas in the South East. We have live projects in London, as well as 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.

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Team members shown:

  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Matt Hensey
  • William Whitehouse