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Rights to light – how to manage the risks

Rights to light issues are becoming increasingly common, and although cases that end up in court remain rare, the consequences of disputes can be serious. Developers who infringe neighbours’ rights to light can be forced to pay compensation or even tear down a completed building.

The amount of natural light neighbouring property owners enjoy might seem a minor consideration for a developer embarking on a major commercial development, however rights to light are protected in law.

Zurich examine four ways of addressing rights to light issues: click here to read the full Zurich Insider article.