An Introduction to Rights to Light & Deeds of Release

An Introduction to Rights to Light & Deeds of Release


19 Jun 2024

2:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
Group bookings
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This virtual classroom seminar is ideal for those representing developers and incoming leaseholders or occupiers to a property where a deed of release is absent.

It is also ideal for those wanting to know what a deed of release is and how it operates.

By the end of the session, you will understand what right to light is and how it is calculated.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • What is right to light?
    • Colls v Home & Colonial Stores Ltd
  • How to determine the amount of light?
    • Surveyor report
    • What to consider
  • How much light is lost?
    • Waldram analysis
    • Material reduction to below 50% may be an infringement
  • Disputes
    • Consent via a deed of release - proposed development - what is it, who can release the right and what is the consideration?
    • The VAT position
    • Injunctions
    • Case Law:
    • Disagreements over whether the tenant can release the right to a developer without the landlord’s consent
    • How to enforce the right to light
    • Light obstruction notice - Rights of Light Act 1959 and section 2

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.