Rights to Light Plymouth

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

With this unrivalled expertise, our Plymouth 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 Plymouth Rights to Light surveyors are based in the flagship Melville building in Royal William Yard. Located between the River Tamar and Plymouth Sound, our office provides the ideal location to provide Rights to Light advice in the city and across the South 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.

Rights of Light for Developers

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.

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Rights of 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 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)

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 surveyors, please call our Enquiry line in 01752 270315.

We cover all urban areas in the South West. Our Rights to Light surveyors have live projects in Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, Plymouth, Exeter and Poole.

For advice on rights of light direct from one of our Plymouth surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 01752 270315.

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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